João Derly

João Derly de Oliveira Nunes Jr. (born June 2, 1981 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) is a former male judo player from Brazil, the only Brazilian to ever become a two-time world champion (along with Mayra Aguiar), winning consecutively the 2005 World Judo Championships and 2007 World Judo Championships. He also won the junior world championship in 2000, the 2007 Pan American Games, and has 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals in Judo World Cups.

João Derly
João Derly (PCdoB) (8315766914).jpg
Federal Deputy for Rio Grande do Sul
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Alderman of Porto Alegre
In office
1 January 2013 – 1 February 2015
Personal details
João Derly de Oliveira Nunes Júnior

(1981-07-02) 2 July 1981 (age 38)
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Political partyREPUBLICANOS (2018-present)
Other political
REDE (2015-2018)
PCdoB (2012-2015)
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Brazil
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Cairo –66 kg
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro –66 kg
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro –66 kg
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Nabeul –60 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Beijing –60 kg
South American Games
Disqualified 2002 Rio de Janeiro –60 kg

After the 2002 South American Games he tested positive for banner diuretic drugs he used in order to maintain his weight class.[1]

After retirement as a judoka, he was elected as city council member and federal deputy. Later he was nominated secretary of sports of Rio Grande do Sul state.


  1. ^ "Confirmado caso de doping de judoca brasileiro" [Confirmed case of doping of Brazilian judo]. (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2003-02-24.


Preceded by
Vanderlei de Lima
Brazilian Sportsmen of the Year
Succeeded by