|| South Korea
November 23, 1912|
||February 20, 2001
Nam Sung-Yong (November 23, 1912 in Junten (Suncheon), Japanese Korea – 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.
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.
- 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.