Kim Young-nam

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Kim Young-nam (Korean김영남; Hanja金永南; born June 15, 1960 in Hampyeong, Jeollanam-do) is a retired South Korean Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic champion.

Kim Young-nam
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Welterweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul Welterweight
Kim Young-nam
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-nam
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏng-nam


Kim was a volleyball player before converting to wrestling in high school. In the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, Kim finished 4th in the welterweight class of Greco-Roman wrestling, losing to 1980 Olympic gold medalist Ștefan Rusu of Romania in the bronze medal match.

Kim received a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

Kim retired from wrestling after the 1988 Olympics, and participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics as an assistant coach of the South Korean national wrestling team. He has resided in Kazakhstan since 1997, running his own construction company.


  1. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Wrestling" Archived 2008-05-31 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on April 7, 2008)

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