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Marcel Nguyen is new brand ambassador for Toyota

Toyota is expanding its engagement for Olympic sports 

 

  • - German Olympic gymnast drives the new crossover  Toyota C-HR
  • - Toyota is the first and exclusive automobile partner of the Olympic Games 
  • - Sustainable, safe and efficient mobility solutions in sport 

 

Cologne. German gymnast Marcel Nguyen is the new brand ambassador for Toyota, driving the new C-HR hybrid (combined fuel consumption: 3.8 l/100km; combined CO2-emission: 87 g/km). By contracting the 29 years old athlete, the Japanese automobile manufacturer is expanding its engagement for Olympic sports: Toyota is the first and exclusive automobile partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as partner of the German Olympic team.

The partnership that will run worldwide at least until 2024 includes the provision of cars as well as different mobility services. Toyota cooperates with the IOC, the organizing committees of the Olympic Games as well as with the National Olympic Committees (NOC) to develop sustainable, safe and efficient mobility solutions.

A car that combines those three goals is the Toyota C-HR that Marcel Nguyen is now driving. The crossover with the distinctive design that was recently awarded the highest grade of 5 stars by the Euro NCAP Crasthtest is the eigth Toyota manufactured in Europe and already the third hybrid model „made in Europe“. With a combined fuel consumption of 3.8 l/100km and combined CO2-emission of 87 g/km, the C-HR hybrid sets the bar in terms of environmental sustainability in the booming SUV segment.

„I'm hooked by the concept of this car. It proves that a bold sport design, driving pleasure and environmental sustainability do not exclude each other“, reports Marcel Nguyen. „As the brand's ambassador, I'm proud to carry this idea into the world and to support Toyota's engagement for sustainable mobility during the Olympics.“

„Marcel Nguyen fights for his goals, even when it hurts“, explains Tom Fux, CEO of Toyota Germany. „With this attitude, he's the perfect match for us. Toyota also aims for ambitious goals and is willing to work hard to achieve them.“

During the Olympic Games 2012 in London the Munich athlete had his greatest triumph, winning the silver medal not only at his key apparatus parallel bars, but also in the all-around.

Marcel Nguyen gets his own stamp

BWPost supports five athletes from Baden-Wuerttemberg during their journey on the "Road to Rio"

78 days before the Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will start, Baden-Wuerttemberg postal company BWPOST presents his their latest stamp collection. At a press coneference at the "Skybeach" in Stuttgart, five stamps showing five potential Olympic athletes from the Stuttgart region were presented to the public. 

So now Marcel Nguyen, together with world champion wrestler Frank Stäbler, gymnast Elisabeth Seitz, BMX-cyclist Luis Brethauer and rhythmic gymnast Jana Berezko-Marggrander, got his own stamp. 

From postcard to large letters, all letter formats are covered. 100.000 stamps have been printed and part of the sales will go back to the athletes. Thus, BWPOST and their clients will support these five athletes on their way to Rio. "The stamps look awesome! Collectors and fans alike will love the "Road to Rio" collection.", says 28 years old Nguyen. 

The stamps can be bought on the BWPOST website and at all service points (list of all service points availabe on www.bwpost.net) starting next week. 

Christian Vogel, head of sales and marketing at BWPOST, is happy about this successful campaign: "It's a cause dear to our hearts to support these amazing athletes and, at the same time, offer our clients interesting and beautiful stamps", says Vogel. 

New partner for nutrition

The crucial phase for Rio is about to start and I'm joined by a new partner for nutrition! Online delivery service fittaste will support me with fresh and healthy food.
fittaste is the first company in Europe that delivers really healthy and fresh food right to your doorstep. All meals have a high protein content, high-quality carbohydrates and healthy fats. Normal consumers can use this to live a healthy life, build up muscles or lose weight.
fittaste is ideal for me. Since I have to travel a lot for my training, I always take a fresh meal from fittaste with me. This way, I don't rely on chance for my healthy diet, but am instead ideally prepared for everything to come! Thanks to fittaste for supporting me on the Road to Rio!

Yours, Marcel

Help Lara! #match4lara

Hey guys! Today I'm posting on behalf of Lara. Lara is a 24-year-old Chinese-Thai-Italian student passionate about human rights and working on refugee issues. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with blood cancer in December. Now she's in desperate need of a stem cell donor. However, because of her mixed race, finding a suitable donor is very very difficult. Therefore, for Lara and all the others in need of stem cell donation with mixed origins, please register as a stem cell donor! I've done it myself - registering is so easy and only takes a few minutes. There are bone marrow registers in many different countries - check the details on Lara's website http://www.match4lara.com/

Marcel announces his first Christmas giveaway!

Ho-ho-ho! The festive mood is warmed with a Christmas giveaway announced by Marcel Nguyen recently. Join the fan's community and stay in the line! The rules are too easy: find the special Christmas post on the Facebook page of Marcel, like and share it. Done! Now cross your fingers and stay tuned to be in the list of lucky bargees who won one of personal items of Marcel or even a meet&greet with him.

Good luck!

 

 

Marcel — the winner on Rings and Parallel Bars

Marcel Nguyen won two gold medals at the last German national Championships in Giessen. Rings and parallel bars are significant apparatuses of Marcel which brought even more shine to his fabulous come back.

„I'm super glad after the results of this Championships. There are still some things to work on until the World Championships, but I'm already quite pleased with today's achievement" says Marcel.

This is the 13th German Champion title in the sport career of Marcel Nguyen.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will take place between October, 23 and November, 1 in the city of Glasgow.

New Arrivals at Marcel’s Shop

Great news for all fans of Marcel all over the world. We are happy to introduce the most awaited come back of the season. PRIDE T-shirts are back! Simply click on the  link ‘Shop’ above or use the link www.marcelnguyenshop.de to order your limited edition T-shirt by Marcel Nguyen featuring a signed autograph card of Marcel. All Tees come in men’s and women’s design and are assembled in Germany. Support Marcel in the new gymnastic season and wear a real PRIDE!

 

Marcel Nguyen Goes Porsche Carrera Cup!

Marcel Nguyen and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia driver Rodolfo Avila exploring Hong Kong, doing Tai Chi, driving on the simulator and taking part at the pre-season press conference in Hong Kong.

Check it out now on the official YouTube channel of Marcel Nguyen!

 

Marcel supports Johnny and the DKMS

Johnny is suffering from blood cancer. With his mum being German and his dad Indonesian, it is hard to find a suitable bone marrow donor. Marcel Nguyen supports him in her quest  - in fact every healthy person between 18 and 55 can. Marcel: "When I heard about Johnny's story, I was deeply moved and immediately registered as a donor. I really want to help him - so I'm asking all of my fans to register with DKMS as potential donors!" Find more information at www.dkms.de

Marcel with Porsche at the race course in Shanghai

Last week, Marcel was invited by Porsche to Shanghai's race course and had the amazing opportunity to support the team during the 6 Hours of Shanghai. Marcel, himself a Porsche driver and enthusiast for the brand, was delighted at the chance of getting to see everything from a special perspective. Get an idea of his trip with this video:

http://youtu.be/70jAnYombHk

 

Marcel Nguyen to be operated on Wednesday in Straubing

Stuttgarter has to pause for 10 months

Two days after his fall during a training camp with the German national team in Kienbaum, Marcel Nguyen is still shocked: "It's hard to grasp", says the 27-year-old gymnast from Stuttgart. "After my dismount of still rings, I landed slightly askew and twisted my knee. Right there and then I knew that something bad had happened.", explains the two-time silver medalist from London. The diagnosis is dire: torn anterior cruciate ligament.

This tastes all the more bitter since Marcel was training really well: " I was feeling great, in really good shape. For the world's in China, everything would have been possible - but life is not about possibilities.", says the gymnast from MTV Stuttgart.

Next Wednesday Marcel will already be operated by Prof. Michael Strobel in Straubing. His rehabiliation will take place in Cyrus Salehi's practice Consports, official physiotherapist of the German national team.

"Most likely I won't be able to take part in competitions during the next ten months. That is very hard on me, but I'm looking ahead. In 2010, I also had a severe injury, after which I came back stronger than ever. This gives me hope. My goal will be the world championships in Glasgow and of course the Olympics in Rio in 2016. But for the time being, I wish my team mates all the best for the world championships in Nanning. I'll be rooting for you from Germany!" says Marcel Nguyen.

German Cup in Stuttgart

This year's German Cup was a real home game for Marcel. Therefore, it came as no surprise that he performed so well on the second day - two finals, two victories! Both at still rings and parallel bars, he showed very skilled routines. "I could practically walk to the stadion", Marcel was joking, "so it's always great to compete here, with the support of so many fans."

The German Cup serves as a qualifying and a check up for the upcoming WC in Nanning, China (October). 

EC in Sofia

Tomorrow the European championships in Sofia will start. Marcel will be leading Germany's team, consisting of Andreas Bretschneider, Sebastian Krimmer, Andreas Toba and Fabian Hambüchen. They will be competing for the team's championship as well as for the titles at individual apparatus (the all around competition takes place only every second year). 

If you want to follow the competition live, check the DTB Liveticker: www.dtb-liveticker.de. For more information, click www.sofiagymnastics2014.com

 

New Fanshop and T-Shirt Collection

As of today, Marcel's new fanshop is live at www.marcelnguyenshop.de! In cooperation with YAHROK the new T-Shirt collection and further merchandise will be available. Enjoy!

Gold at the WorldCup in Doha

Marcel has had a fantastic start into the new season and won the gold medal on parallel bars at this year's FIG WorldCup in Doha. Dutch Epke Zonderland drew level with him with the exact same score; Mitja Petkovsek (SLO) finished third. One day earlier, Marcel had already shown a very good exercise on still rings, helping him to the sixth place in the final. 

Toyota International Gymnastics Competition 2013

At this weekend's Toyota International Gymnastics Competition held in Toyota City, Marcel, showing some new elements, got two bronze medals at still rings (15.375) and parallel bars (15.25). Marcel: "I might have scored a bit higher if I had done the Tsukahara dismount, but it was more important to me to get through with my new elements, so overall I'm happy with the result!"

DTB-POKAL 2013

The countdown has started! Marcel is looking forward to the DTB-Pokal in Stuttgart next weekend. Come and support Marcel's team! More information here: DTB Pokal 2013

DTL-Final Karlsruhe

This Saturday (23.11.2013) Marcel will compete with the MTV Stuttgart at the DTL-finals in the Europahalle in Karlsruhe against KTV Straubenhardt for 3rd Place in the championships. The MTVs women team want to defend their league title. The men's competition begins at 2 pm (admission from 12 on) . Marcel and the entire MTV team look forward to a great competition and the support of their fans.

Global Ambassador for ERNEST BOREL

Marcel is the new "Global Ambassador" of the Swiss luxury watch brand Ernest Borel. Ernest Borel secured an extensive global package of rights and positions the double silver medalist from London via marketing activities that will be implemented mainly in Hong Kong, Asia and North America. Traditional advertising, advertising and poster campaigns, guest appearances at trade fairs and events of the luxury watch brand are already finalized. Early September Marcel will travel to Hong Kong for the official start of the cooperation. Besides the press conference he also will tour to Ernest Borel stores and fulfill diverse PR appointments. Ernest Borel was founded in 1856 in Neuchâtel/ Switzerland. Since 2009 the high quality watches are handmade in the newly inaugurated headquarters in Le Noirmont/ Switzerland.

Marcel Withdraws from World Championships

This year’s gymnastics world championships held in Antwerpen from 30th September to 6th October will take place without Marcel Nguyen. Germany’s Gymnast of the Year 2012 will focus on building up new routines and has therefore withdrawn from the season’s highlight.

“My long term goal are the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In order to succed there, I simply have to start laying foundations  now. This includes continually builiding up new routines and certain resting phases.” explains Marcel Nguyen, who included both chief trainer Andreas Hirsch and his home coach Valerie Belenki in his decision making process. Instead of competing at this year’s WC, the eight times German champion will work towards next year’s WC in China as a medium term goal. 

After his success at the Olympic summer games 2012 in London, where 25-year old Nguyen won silver medals both in the all around finals and on parallel bars, he barely took a rest and continued to convince in the following World Cup Season with world class performances. He won the World Cups in Stuttgart and Glasgow and finally the overall victory in the newly instituted World Cup series, being the first gymnast ever to do so.

German gymnast fans can still look forward to seeing Marcel Nguyen a couple of times this year. He will compete both in the German National league, leading his team, the MTV Stuttgart, and at the DTB-Pokal 2013, held in December in Stuttgart. “My team has great aspirations for the National League and I would like to support them by showing some new elements. As for the DTB-Pokal - this is my home competition, therefore competing there is a must for me” stresses the three time European champion.

MARCEL SUPPORTS THE DKMS

18 year old Joon is originally from Vietnam and is now suffering from blood cancer. Therefore she's in desperate need of a suitable bone marrow donation. Marcel Nguyen and actress Minh-Kai Phan-Thi support her in her quest since it is much more likely to find a suitable donor among ethnic Vietnamese people due to their genetic resemblance. Marcel: "When I heard about Joon's story, I was deeply moved and immediately registered as a donor. I really want to help her - so I'm asking all of my fans to register with DKMS as potential donors!" Find more information at www.dkms.de

NEW SHIRT COLLECTION

Marcel proudly presents his first collection of shirts, designed in cooperation with YAHROK . Two stylish designs will be available on both t-shirts and tanktops and in boys and girls versions. And you can even win one of four autographed shirts on Facebook! All shirts will be available at YAHROK starting 21/7. 

SPECTACULAR IMAGE VIDEOS

In December 2012 the German Gymnastic Federation and Nivre Film & Studio GmbH produced new, spectacular image videos to be used by the DTB, which have been finally released. Through elaborate production techniques and with the help of professional athletes, the four different image trailers premiered at the International German Gymnastics Festival and immediately thrilled fans and supporters. Marcel can be seen in the trailer "Geräteturnen". Enjoy!
For the "making of" and a photo gallery of the shooting, please click here.

 

 

MARCEL AIDS FLOOD VICTIMS

When Marcel heard about the charity "Handballer help", he immediately got hooked by the idea: athletes provide their original jerseys for an auction and the profits of the sale go to the victims of the June 2013 flood in Germany. Marcel contributed his shirt of the 2012 Olympics. more information: http://handballerhelfen.jimdo.com/

WELCOME!

Welcome to my new website!
I wish you lots of fun!

TRIP TO SHANGHAI

Marcel attended the Hugo Boss Winter 2013 Fashion Show in Shanghai, which was held in the museum building "Power Station of Art". Besides Marcel the actors Gerald Butler, Carey Mulligan and Chow Yun-Fat were invited guests. http://fashionshow.hugoboss.com

DOUBLE GOLD

At the German Championships Marcel has won the gold medal on still rings (15.250 pts) and on his favourite apparatus parallel bars (15.375 pts). "Two starts, two wins - an optimal yield." More information about the gymnastic festival: http://www.turnfest.de

GYMNASTICS FESTIVAL

From 18.05. - 25.05.2013 the International German Gymnastics Festival is hosted at the metropolitan  area Rhein-Necker. Take a look at Marcel’s dates. Come on over - it's worth: http://www.turnfest.de/

NARROW DEFEAT

In a high-class competition in the German Gymnastic League Marcel and his club MTV Stuttgart lost against KTV Obere Lahn narrowly with 33:38 score points. After the first three competitions MTV is on the fourth place in the table. The league is now entering summer and World Cup break.

"CLEAR VICTORY"

Marcel clearly won with his club MTV Stuttgart against TSV Buttenwiesen in the German Gymnastics League with 76:11 score points.

VICTORY IN KICK OFF

In the first competition of the German Gymnastics League Marcel won with his new club MTV Stuttgart against TV Schwäbisch Gmünd-Wetzgau with 42:27. "That was a fantastic competition and the mood in the SCHARR-arena was really top notch," Marcel said after the victory.

EC IN MOSKAU

At the European Championships in Moscow Marcel reached the 4th place on parallel bars, only 3 hundredths missing to the bronze. On rings he finished eigth.

CEREMONY & TROPHY IN JAPAN

Today, at the final competition of the World Cup Series Marcel received his honor and the trophy for the World Cup overall title!

OVERALL VICTORY

Marcel has secured the overall victory in the all-around World Cup series before the final competition. At the American Cup in Worcester / Massachusetts in the absence of the second placed Daniel Purvis of Great Britain his third place with 87.031 points was enough to extend his lead uncatchable. CONGRATULATIONS!

 

TRAINING CAMP

Marcel was in training camp in Mexico with the national team. After the numerous intensive training sessions the coaches also gave some time for relaxation and regeneration.

VICTORY AT RTL TV-SHOW

Marcel and young Breakdancer Max were in the RTL-TV-Show "Shooting Stars - Celebrities at their borders." Max had taught Marcel breakdance for several weeks. In the TV show they performed together and landed on the first place. Congratulations. Check out the video.