Moe Sbihi and George Nash’s bid to continue 16 years of gold in Team GB’s men’s fours on hold at Rio 2016

Molesey Boat Club’s George Nash and Moe Sbihi’s bid to keep the men’s fours gold medal tradition going is on hold as today’s rowing events have been postponed because of high winds.

Britain have been Olympic champions in the event at every Games since Sydney 2000, and in order for a chance of gold in Rio, the pair will need to finish in the top three out of six progress to the final.

Nash and Sbihi — who lives in Surbiton and went to St. Mary’s University — comfortably beat France, South Africa and Italy in the last heat to propel them into the semi-final.

Along with defending Olympic champion Alex Gregory and Constantine Louloudis, Nash and Sbihi are unbeaten this season in the men’s four.

The south west London duo have helped GB to multiple world championships in the last three seasons, in eights in 2013 and 2015 and as part of a four in 2014.

Team GB men’s rowing chief coach, Jurgen Grobler said: “We are here to compete and to show how we can perform.

“We have prepared well and we are now looking forward to it.”

Image courtesy of the BBC, with thanks

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