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Marcel Wenceslau Ferreira (born January 17, 1981, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the men's flyweight category.[1] He pocketed both a Pan American and South American titles in his own division, picked up a bronze medal at the 2007 World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing, China, and represented his nation Brazil at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] Ferreira is also the elder brother of taekwondo jin Márcio Wenceslau, who later competed in the same category at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[3]

Marcel Ferreira
Personal information
Full nameMarcel Wenceslau Ferreira
Nationality Brazil
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 38)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Event(s)58 kg

Ferreira qualified for the Brazilian squad in the men's flyweight class (58 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by granting a berth and placing second behind Mexico's Óscar Salazar from the Pan American Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Querétaro.[4][5] Ferreira lost his opening match 2–10 to Egyptian fighter and eventual bronze medalist Tamer Bayoumi. With Bayoumi being beaten by Chinese Taipei's Chu Mu-yen in the semifinal, Ferreira denied his chance to compete for the Olympic bronze medal through the repechage.[6][7]

In 2007, Ferreira emerged powerfully to pick up the bronze medal over Thailand's Nacha Puntong in the 62-kg division at the World Championships in Beijing, China.[2][8]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Marcel Ferreira". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Eliminado do Pan é bronze no Mundial" [Eliminated Pan American wins the bronze at the World Champs] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Em luta inédita, Marcel Wenceslau vence irmão Márcio na final do taekwondo no Circuito Brasil Olímpico" [In an unprecedented fight, Marcel Wenceslau wins over his brother Marcio in the taekwondo final at the Brazilian Olympic Circuit Series] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Olympic Committee. 5 March 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Athens 2004: Taekwondo – Men's Entry List by NOC" (PDF). Athens 2004. LA84 Foundation. pp. 2–4. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Taekwondo: Brasil conquista vagas para Atenas" [Taekwondo: Brazil sealed more places to Athens] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 3 February 2004. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Taekwondo – Men's Flyweight (58kg/128lbs) Round of 16". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Brasileiro Marcel Wenceslau perde na primeira luta no taekwondo" [Brazilian Marcel Wenceslau lost the opening match in taekwondo] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Brasil consegue o segundo bronze no Mundial de taekwondo" [Brazil obtains a second bronze in taekwondo] (in Portuguese). Universo Online. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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