Athletics (sport) competitorDied when: 88 years 89 days (1058 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
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.
After the Olympics, Nam Sung-yong worked at the Korean Sporting Association with Sohn Kee-chung.