Tottenham star Son Heung-min has finished his three-week mandatory military service in South Korea, with the Spurs forward officially boasting the best score of all the trainees who had enrolled.
South Korean star Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur completed a three-week military training program with the best performance of all trainees on Friday, as he excelled in shooting skills and other areas, officials said.
Son is one of the top five trainees to be awarded a reward at a camp graduation ceremony on Friday at a Marine Corps unit on Jeju’s southern island. The exact scores of the trainees were not released, but officials said Son was the top among 157 trainees in total.
According to information published by the Korea Herald, the attacker finished as one of only five people to receive an award at the training camp graduation ceremony on Jeju’s southern island. While the exact scores of the trainees were not published, officials were quoted as saying that Son finished as a total top 157.
During his time back in his home country, Son engaged in a curriculum that included shooting and bayonet training, chemical, biological and radiological planning, human military skills, and medical care. Son reportedly scored a total of 10 out of 10 in the shooting discipline.
“He won the ‘Pilsung’ award, which is one of five forms of best performer awards,” said a Marine Corps officer, ‘Pilsung’ is the South Korean Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force war, which translates as ‘total victory.'”All the lessons were judged fairly and precisely, and his military training officers said he had gone through the planning faithfully,” said the official.
With football surely being stopped across the globe in March, Son returned to his country later that month to complete treatment on a head injury, and then finished his training.