Arthur Mariano

An artistic gymnast from Brazil

Arthur Mariano
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The name “Arthur Mariano” is well-known to all Olympic gymnastics enthusiasts. The charismatic yet strong man who represents Brazil on a global stage.

Initially, he was well-known in his home country for his talent and alluring appearance—you couldn’t help but fall in love with it. However, the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics permanently altered his fame.

About Arthur Mariano |  Family and Education

Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano, who goes as Mariano, was born a Virgo on September 18, 1993.

Additionally, Mariano was born in Campinas, Brazil parents Nadna Oyakawa and Roberto Mariano.

Mariano is half Japanese and half Brazilian because his mother is Japanese. Additionally, he has two siblings named Israel Mariano and Rebecca Yori Oyakawa Mariano.


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Mariano’s parents tragically split up when he was still a little child.

Later, he relocated to So Paulo to live with his mother, and now he even prefers to go by his partner’s last name.

Mariano might still be a mystery because he hasn’t talked much about his upbringing and education.

Overview of Gymnastics

Before gymnastics, Arthur seems to have tried other things. When he was six years old, he used to accompany his father to judo lessons.

But when he eventually learned about gymnastics, he was more than happy to take part.

Little over eleven-year-old Mariano was inspired by Brazilian gymnast Daine dos Santos.


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When Arthur was eleven years old, a coach from the Pinheiros club in Sau Paulo, Brazil, noticed him and invited him to try out.

He consequently joined Esporte Clube Pinheiros after arriving in Sau Paulo. Mariano explained that since he got to gymnastics a bit late, he had to hurry things ahead quickly.

Professional Life and Career

Mariano entered the national gymnastics floor; he claimed it wasn’t an easy feat for him.

When Mariano was fourteen years old, he won the Brazilian Child Gymnastics Championship, which gave him his first victory of the year.

He continued to win titles over the years, but the Summer Olympics of 2016 was the turning point in his career.

For most people, obtaining a spot in the Olympics may not even seem like a huge deal; nevertheless, for Mariano, who started crying after winning, it was like a dream come true.

He was selected under the “two athletes per country” criteria, so his ability to proceed to the finals was unexpected.


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Overall, he surprised everyone and triumphed against all obstacles.

He won the floor exercise competition at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

The 2019 World Championship was thereafter his to claim on the horizontal bar.

Mariano’s current goal is to win the 2020 Olympics, which will now take place on July 23, 2021, owing to the newly discovered coronavirus.

“I fought hard in my first match in Brazil. I was still quite immature even though I was already acting just like other males my age. It was challenging; during the tournament, I sobbed and messed up.”
-Arthur Mariano


Mariano has experienced a variety of phases while being wounded as an athlete. The list of wounds he has sustained thus far is below.

  • 2013: Just as his professional career was beginning, a ring strap broke and struck his right eye. As a result, he needed eye surgery to save his vision.
  • Mariano suffered microfractures and tendinitis in his right shoulder the following year as a result of that harm. He was forced to give up the sport for two months as a result.
  • In February 2015, while working out with the Brazilian national team, Mariano hurt his knee, requiring surgery.
  • In 2016: a foot operation.
  • November 2016 and November 2017: Arthur underwent right shoulder surgery in November 2016, which led to more issues in November 2017. He consequently underwent a second procedure.
  • The year 2019: Arthur’s left knee experienced chondromalacia, a painful weakening of cartilage. He regrettably lacks medication, therefore he would always apply ice before his workout.
  • May 2020: Arthur had to have arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder due to chronic shoulder pain.


Arthur has been able to retain his flow despite all of the mental and physical ups and downs. Aside from that, he ascribes to the adage “The more you sweat in training, the less you’ll bleed in battle.”


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  • He has accomplished several notable things in his career thus far, some of which are listed here.
  • Bronze in the vault and team gold at the 2011 South American Championships in Santiago
  • 2012 South American Championships in Rosario: bronze in the horizontal bar and vault, gold in the floor exercises, and a team gold medal.
  • Silver as a team at the Santiago 2014 South American Games.
  • Team silver in the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games
  • Bronze in the floor exercise at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2019 South American Championships in Santiago: Silver in the overall competition, Gold in the horizontal bar, and Team Silver
  • Gold in the horizontal bar at the Stuttgart 2019 World Championships
  • Silver in the horizontal bar and all-around at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, and gold in the team competition
  • From the Brazilian Olympic Committee, the Brazil Olympic Award goes to the best athlete of the year (2019)
  • Brazil’s sports category winner of the year (for 2019 by the Brazilian magazine Istoe)

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Personal Life | Arthur Mariano

A lesser-known fact about Mariano is that he also served in the Air Force and studied physical education at Paulista University in Sao Paulo.

Mariano speaks both Portuguese and English fluently.


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Additionally, he frequently begins his days by looking at the inspirational stickers he has posted up in his room.

The athlete like dogs and owns three canines: Rio, Tokyo, and Rita Lee.

Snapchat racial

As a result of making a racist film about a teammate in May 2015, Arthur Mariano received a 30-day suspension from the sport. Angelo Assumpcao’s comments on the video were being noted.

Their remarks included things like “smartphone screens are white when working and black when damaged, and that shopping bags are white and bin bags are black,” according to reports.

He was consequently suspended along with his teammates Henrique Flores and Fellipe Arakawa.

Mariano later posted a video on YouTube in which he apologized for his behavior after the report in the Brazilian newspaper O Globo was published.

Overall, Educafro (a Brazilian organization that works with black youth) demanded that they pay for scholarships for 50 underprivileged students as punishment on behalf of Angelo Assumpcao.

Present-Day (2021)

Recently, Arthur Mariano missed the championship game during the Tokyo Olympics. Mariano undoubtedly has a sizable fan base and receives a ton of comments about his matches.

Instead of becoming enraged about the insulting remarks on his social media pages, he explained his predicament.


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He responded to critics after his racist post from 2015 resurfaced by saying,

“There’s a lot of clubbing; it always comes back.”

“He admitted that the comment about the incident had always been frightening and that he was slowly learning from his error.”

‘It is his “process of daily maturation,” he claims. He even said that he wouldn’t hide from it any longer but would bravely face it.”

“I had burnout and despair; I had to take a break, return, and concentrate on the bar. I’m also in town for the Olympics. Humans, including athletes, make mistakes. I put in a lot of training despite the challenging year.”
-A. Nory Mariano


No surprise Arthur Mariano is “Lady’s favorite”—he has long been a popular national sweetheart.

Indeed, he qualifies as a bachelor due to his accomplishments, stats, and endearing smile. Yes, he is a bachelor.

Mariano, though, is well-known among his female gymnasts and is frequently spotted snap chatting with them. One of these friends is acquainted with Jade Barbosa, a fellow Brazilian gymnast.

Overall, Simone Biles was the source of the most persistent dating rumor about him.

She shared a photo of herself and Arthur on Instagram in 2016 along with the remark, “My Brazilian Boyfriend.”

Arthur had responded by posting a similar upload with the description “My US Girl.” As a result, they led everyone to believe that they were a couple dating.

Looking closer, they said that they were just good buddies and that they had uploaded the videos as a prank.

“I think it’s pretty wonderful. We make fun of the fact that we’re like international lovers and girlfriends because we run into each other at these international meets. International friendships are the best, and you should treasure them forever, in my opinion.”
-Simeon Biles

Simone Biles: Who is she?

Simone Biles also referred to as the “Queen of Gymnastics,” is the third most decorated gymnast in the world and the most decorated American.

She was born on March 14, 1997, and in addition to five global all-around titles, five-floor exercise titles, three world balance beam titles, and five world floor exercise titles, she has won the American national all-around championship six times.

She has won numerous prestigious awards throughout her career and is the first American woman gymnast to take home a World medal in every competition.

Net Worth and Salary | Arthur Mariano

Arthur Mariano’s current net worth is $1.3 million. Mariano is not just an athlete but also a well-known international model.

He was chosen to represent the men’s wear campaign in Brazil and Latin America for the worldwide apparel company BENCH, based in the Philippines.

Body Measurement | Hair, Height, Weight

Standing at 169 cm (5 feet 7 inches), Arthur Mariano is a dashing hottie with a muscular build. Mariano also has dark brown eyes and short, perfectly groomed black hair. He weighs 65 kg total (143 lb).

Training and following a rigorous diet are essential for athletes, and Mariano is accustomed to both.


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Mariano reveals that he works out twice a day for a total of four hours, which aids in his ability to burn between 700 and 1,000 calories.

Simply said, his morning training session begins early, whereas his afternoon training session begins later in the day.

He adheres to a low-salt, no-sweets, no-chocolate, and no-junk-food diet.

Social Media

You can find Arthur Mariano wherever because he is a frequent user of social media.

Arthur has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and his real name is Arthur Nory (@arthurnory).

His Twitter username, @arthurnory, which has 101k followers, also features the name Arthur Nory.

Mariano has his own YouTube channel called Arthur Nory, which has 14.8k subscribers, as a follower.

Frequently Asked Question:

Who is it that Arthur Mariano admires?

German artistic gymnast Fabian Hambuechen, Japanese artistic gymnast Kohei Uchimura, and US artistic gymnast Danell Leyva are all idols of Arthur Mariano.

Who is the mentor of Arthur Mariano?

While Marcos Goto is the national team coach, Cristiano Albino is Arthur Mariano’s coach.

What else outside gymnastics is available to Arthur Mariano?

Arthur Mariano enjoys playing the piano and does so frequently as a hobby.

Quick Facts | Arthur Mariano

Full Name Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano
Date of Birth 18 September 1993
Birth Place Campinas, Brazil
Shortened Name Arthur Nory
Religion Christianity
Nationality Brazilian
Ethnicity Mixed
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 28 years old
Height 169 cm (5’7″)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Roberto Mariano
Mother’s Name Nadna Oyakawa
Siblings Two siblings:
Rebeca Yori Oyakawa Mariano
Israel Mariano
Physical Education Paulista University
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Profession Artistic gymnast
Discipline Men’s artistic gymnastics
Club Esporte Clube Pinheiros
Level Senior International Elite
(Brazil national team)
Active Years 2011-present
Net Worth $1.3 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Merch Gymnastics Mat, Balance Beam
Last Update September 2022

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