Nam Sung-yong

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Nam.
Nam Sung-Yong
SR Nam.jpg
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1912-11-23)November 23, 1912
Died February 20, 2001(2001-02-20) (aged 88)
Nam Sung-yong
Hangul 남승룡
Hanja 南昇龍
Revised Romanization Nam Seungryong
McCune–Reischauer Nam Sŭngnyong

Nam Sung-Yong (November 23, 1912 – February 20, 2001) was the bronze winner of the Marathon of the 1936 Summer Olympics, completing the run in 2 hours, 31 minutes, and 42 seconds. He is also the first Korean bronze Olympian. He was born in Junten (Suncheon), Japanese Korea.

Nam received higher education in Japan. Like the gold medalist Sohn Kee-Chung, Nam Sung-Yong used the Japanese pronunciation of his name, Nan Shōryū as Korea was then a part of the Japanese Empire.

After the Olympics, Nam Sung-Yong worked at the Korean Sporting Association with Sohn Kee-Chung.

Nam's record[edit]

  • 2:32:33, 2nd at Japan Championship (November 3, 1933)
  • 2:36:05, the winner at Japan's Berlin Olympics qualifying round (May 21, 1936)
  • 2:31:42, bronze medal at Berlin Olympics (August 9, 1936)
  • 2:40:10, 10th at 1947 Boston Marathon (April 1947). At this race, Nam's compatriot Suh Yun-Bok was the winner.

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