Marlon Acácio

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Marlon Acácio
Marlon Acácio Rio2016.jpg
Acácio at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1982-07-09) July 9, 1982 (age 36)
Johannesburg, South Africa[1]
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Sport
Country  Mozambique
Sport Judo
Club Tuks Judo Club, Pretoria[1][3]
Coached by Nikola Filipov[3]

Marlon Acácio, previously known as Marlon August, (born July 9, 1982) is a South African born judoka. Competing for South Africa in the 73 kg division he won a bronze medal at the 2008 African Championships[4] and reached quarterfinals at the 2008 Olympics.[3] At the 2016 Summer Olympics he competed for Mozambique in the 81 kg division, and was eliminated in the first bout.[2]

Acácio was born in Johannesburg to Mozambican parents. He is married to Evagelia August. He co-owns the Conscious Healing Centre, a wellness and personal development facility in Johannesburg.[3] After the 2008 Olympics he retired from sport for 4 years due to the lack of sponsorship and worked for an import company in Johannesburg. After that he changed nationality and last name and competed for Mozambique.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marlon August. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b "Marlon Acacio". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Marlon Acacio. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ Marlon August Archived 2013-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.. judoinside.com
  5. ^ Guilherme Cardoso (2 August 2016) Antes aposentado e cheio de dívidas, judoca volta aos tatames por sonho olímpico. terra.com.br