|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Other names||Shoryu Nan, 昇竜 南|
|Born||23 November 1912 in Suncheon (KOR)|
|Died||20 February 2001 in Seoul (KOR)|
|Measurements||165 cm / 56 kg|
|Affiliations||Meiji University, Tokyo (JPN)|
As a public school student Nam achieved his first success as a long-distance runner in 1924. After graduation from high school in Korea he went on to attend Meiji University in Tokyo, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Beginning in 1932, Nam had good results at a number of national and international marathons including a second place at the Japan Athletics Championships behind non-Olympian Kozo Kusunoki. In 1935-37, Nam competed for Meiji in the Hakone Ekiden. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics he won the bronze medal in the marathon which was, however, overshadowed by Son Gi-Jeong’s gold medal.
After World War II, Nam competed in the 1947 Boston Marathon, placing 12th at the age of 34. He later served as a track & field coach and director of the Korea Athletics Federation and was appointed professor at Chonnam National University. Like Son, he was awarded the Moran Medal of Civil Merit.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-31:42 (1936).
|1936 Summer Olympics||Athletics||Marathon, Men||Olympic||3||Bronze||Representing Japan|