Arthur Mariano

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Arthur Mariano
Arthur Mariano 2016.jpg
Mariano in 2016
Personal information
Full nameArthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano[1]
Alternative name(s)Arthur Nory
Country represented Brazil
Born (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 27)
Campinas, Brazil[2]
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)[3]
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
(Brazil national team)
Years on national team2011 – present
Head coach(es)Cristiano Albino (personal)
Marcos Goto (national)[4]

Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano (born 18 September 1993) is a Brazilian artistic gymnast and a member of the Brazilian national team. He participated in the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, placing fourth in the horizontal bar and 12th all-around.[5][6] He won the bronze medal in floor exercise at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[7] He is the 2019 World Champion on horizontal bar.

Early life[edit]

Mariano was born in 1993, in Campinas, to a Japanese-Brazilian family. He practiced judo in a club as a child, following his father's footsteps. Mariano changed his mind after watching a gymnastics class.[8]

After his parents' divorce, Mariano moved with his mother to São Paulo, where he entered in a gymnastics team in another club. When he was eleven (11), Mariano joined Esporte Clube Pinheiros. Mariano won the Brazilian Child Gymnastics Championship when he was fourteen (14).[8]


In 2015, Mariano and fellow gymnasts Felipe Arakawa and Henrique Flores were suspended from the Brazilian national team for a month, after publishing a Snapchat video in which they made racist jokes addressed at another teammate, Afro-Brazilian gymnast Ângelo Assumpção.[9]

Mariano published another video apologizing for the incident. After his teammate had won the bronze medal at 2016 Olympics, Assumpção said: "I don't keep a grudge on him. We are close friends. I am very proud of Nory. I just hope he behaves like a medal winner outside the arena too."

Modeling career[edit]

Besides being a professional gymnast, Mariano is also an internationally signed model.[10] In 2019, Mariano is the face of Philippine-based international clothing brand BENCH's men's wear campaign in Brazil and Latin America.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ Nicole, Nguyen. "We Need To Talk About This Brazilian Gymnast Right Now". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ Arthur Nory.
  3. ^ Arthur Mariano Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Arthur Mariano Archived 2016-09-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "2015 World Gymnastics Championships athletes - Arthur Mariano". Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Nory fica em 4º na barra fixa em mais um dia de show de Biles e Uchimura". (in Portuguese). 1 November 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Brazil's Hypolito, Nory take silver and bronze in men's floor exercise". Retrieved 2016-08-14.
  8. ^ a b "Bronze no Rio, Arthur Nory começou no judô e contrariou plano do pai - Olimpíada no Rio | Folha". Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  9. ^ País, Ediciones El (2016-08-16). "O passado racista de Nory o assombra no dia da sua primeira medalha". EL PAÍS (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-02-04.
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