Nam Sung-yong

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Nam.
Nam Sung-yong
Nam Sung-yong 1936.jpg
Nam Sung-yong at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1912-11-23)November 23, 1912
Died February 20, 2001(2001-02-20) (aged 88)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
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 a Korean Olympian who won a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1936 Summer Olympics, completing the run in 2 hours, 31 minutes, and 42 seconds. He was born in Junten (Suncheon), Japanese Korea and 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.[1]

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


  1. ^ Shoryu Nan.