About Marcel

Gymnastics: Floor, Still Rings, Vault 
Parallel Bars, High Bar, Pommel Horse



Height, Weight:
167 cm, 55kg

Sportsgroup German Armed Forces

Club: KTV Straubenhardt
Coach: Valeri Belenki
Training Place:
Kunst-Turn-Forum Stuttgart
Schwäbischer Turnerbund

Main Achievements

Olympic Games:  
7. Place Team 2016
Silver Parallel Bars 2012 
Silver All-Around 2012
4. Place Team 2008

World Championship 
Bronze Team 2007 
8. Place All-Around 2011

European Chamionship
Gold Parallel Bars 2012
Gold Parallel Bars 2011
Bronze High Bar 2011
Gold Team 2010
Bronze Floor 2010
Silver Team 2008

German National Championships

2 x German Champion All-Around
7 x German Champion Parallel Bars
7 x German Champion Rings
5 x German Team-Champion

1x German Vice-champion All-Around 2016

More Sport achievements
Gymnastics Personality of the Year 2012, 2018
Gold Swiss Cup 2018
Gold World cup Stuttgart 2012
Gold World cup Glasgow 2012
Silver All-Around Worldcup Stuttgart 2011


Marcel Nguyen was born September 08, 1987 in Munich. At the age of four he began with apparatus gymnastics and joined the TSV Unterhaching. Since 1995 he practiced at the training center in Munich.



He became a member of the perspective squad, the group of top young gymnasts over Germany.


He had his first participation in an international competition with the youth team. 


For optimum combination of training and upcoming Abitur he turned back to the training centre in Munich.


After graduating from high school he won the bronze medal with the team at the World Championships and on floor at the World Cup in Tokyo.


First participation in the Olympic Games.
Marcel reached the 4th place with the team.


Marcel finished second in the Champions Trophy and the German Championship 2nd place. This was followed by winning the title in the German National league with KTV Straubenhardt.


The first time a German team won the European title. He was a member of that team and also won the bronze medal (floor).


Gold on the parallel bars at the European Championships in Berlin. The last time a German gymnast had won was in 1955.


Marcel defended his title as "European champion on parallel bars" and was nominated for the Olympics. In London he presented himself once again in great shape and won not only the silver medal on his parade discipline, but also in the supreme discipline, the all-around.

In August Marcel was honored by the German magazine "SPORTBILD" as "Newcomer of the Year" and was awarded with the "silver bay leaf" by the German President Joachim Gauck. In addition he won third place at the elections "Sportsman of the Year" (elected by German sports journalists) 

In November / December Marcel won the EnBW Gymnastics World Cup in Stuttgart and at the World Cup in Glasgow.


Overall victory in the all-around World Cup series. Marcel also won gold on parallel bars and rings at the German Championships.