Son Heung-Min Completes Military Training And His Performance Is Mind-Blowing
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has completed his military training and ranked as one of the top five performers in his class.
Son reported for duty in his native South Korea on April 20 after deciding to use the Premier League's suspension to complete his mandatory three week training.
Marine Corps officials were amazed at Son's performance as he placed in the top five of 157 trainees and received a prize on Friday.
"He received the Pilsung prize, which is one of five types of awards for best performers," a Marine Corps official explained to the Korea Herald.
"All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully."
Check out some more images of Son here.
The 27-year-old won the Asian Games with his country in 2018, reducing his military service from two years to just basic training.
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Son participated in shooting on the island of Jeju and managed to hit all ten of his targets to earn the award.
In case you were wondering how Son Heung-Min did during his basic military training in Korea.- Jason (Hanshin) Lee (@Jasons_JaysHub) May 8, 2020
:100: Scored a perfect 100 in the Mental Strength Assessment
Hit 10 out of 10 targets in shooting training
:trophy: Won the Pilseung award, beating out 156 trainees
Clinical. #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/F4s8aDWKVM
His basic training is now complete, but he will have to complete 544 hours of community service over the next few years while playing for his club side.
Son's last game for Spurs came in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa back in February.
He scored the winner that day but also suffered a fractured arm which required surgery to repair.
Son missed six games in all competitions, as Jose Mourinho's side crashed out of the Champions League and FA Cup, but the pause in the season means that he may not miss any more games.
Spurs are currently eighth in the league, four points behind fifth place Manchester United and a further three outside the top four.
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