Marcel Nguyen

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Marcel Nguyen
— Gymnast —
OT Berlin 09-13 Marcel Nguyen.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marcel Nguyen
Country represented  Germany
Born (1987-09-08) September 8, 1987 (age 26)
Munich, Germany
Hometown Munich
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club TSV Unterhaching

Marcel Nguyen (born 8 September 1987 in Munich) is a German gymnast. In 2012, he became an Olympic silver medalist after competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He's a soldier (currently ranked Corporal) in the Bundeswehr (German military) since July 2007, beginning when he was training in the Bundeswehr Sports Development Group (Sportfördergruppe der Bundeswehr) in Munich.[1]

Sporting career[edit]

Born to a German mother and a Vietnamese immigrant father,[2] Nguyen began gymnastics at the age of four, and at seven years of age, joined TSV Unterhaching. Since 1995, he has trained in the regional training center in Munich. Since 1997, Nguyen was part of the squad perspective, where Andreas Hirsch and Jens Milbradt were his coaches. He rose quickly from the D- to B-squad. Since 2002, he has started for the Junior National Team. In 2005, Nguyen was the German junior champion on parallel bars, runner-up on rings and third in the vault. That same year he took part in the World Championships in Melbourne for the first time and placed 16th on the parallel bars. After the World Cup, Nguyen spent a year at the sports boarding school in Stuttgart in order to prepare with his teammates under the coaches Anatoli Jarmovski and Klaus Nigl for the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus.

In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Marcel won two Olympic silver medals after competing in the Men's artistic team all-around, floor and parallel bars. Marcel Nguyen collected the first all-round gymnastics medal for Germany since the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcel Nguyen wechselt zum MTV Stuttgart". News article (Stuttgart, Germany). Stuttgarter Zeitung. Dec-21-12. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Tấn Chương (Aug-11-12). "Marcel Nguyễn giành 2 huy chương bạc thể dục dụng cụ về cho Ðức". News article. Radio Free Asia. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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