Nam Sung-yong at the 1936 Olympics
|| South Korea
November 23, 1912|
||February 20, 2001
||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
||56 kg (123 lb)
Nam Sung-yong (November 23, 1912 – February 20, 2001) 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.
After the Olympics, Nam Sung-yong worked at the Korean Sporting Association with Sohn Kee-chung.