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Nam Su-Il

Full name: Nam Su-Il
Original name: 남 수일
Gender: Male
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 26, 1912 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Died: May 24, 1972
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

In his youth, Nam Su-Il was active in running, gymnastics, soccer, and swimming, but it was weightlifting that would come to define his athletic life. He took up the sport in 1930 and eventually settled on the featherweight class, setting three world records in that discipline – two in the press and one in overall – between 1938 and 1940. His greatest success in international tournaments came at the 1947 World Championships, where he won a silver medal behind Robert Higgins of the United States. Higgins was absent from the 1948 Summer Olympics, making Nam a strong contender for the Olympic title, but he ended up placing fourth at the Games. He continued to compete, and even made the Korean team for the 1952 Summer Olympics, but was past his peak by this point and finished 11th in a field of 22 competitors. Following his retirement from active competition, he worked as a weightlifting coach and served as the Executive Director of the South Korean Weightlifting Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting Men's Featherweight South Korea KOR 4
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Featherweight South Korea KOR 11

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Final Standings 4 307.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch 6T 92.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #1 AC 87.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #2 AC 92.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #3 AC 95.0 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk 2T 122.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 117.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 117.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press 5T 92.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #1 AC 90.0 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #2 AC 90.0 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Final Standings 11 300.0
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press 7T 90.0
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #1 AC 90.0 x
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #2 AC 90.0 x
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #3 AC 90.0 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch 14T 90.0
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #1 AC 85.0 x
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #2 AC 85.0 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #3 AC 90.0 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk 8T 120.0
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 122.5 x
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