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Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has concluded his three-week mandatory national service in South Korea. The 27-year-old is serving with the Marine Corps on the island of Jeju where he will undergo basic training. He started the training back in April.

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Interestingly, the forward got an award for being one of the top performers during the military training.

Despite completing the training, the Tottenham player has to complete 544 hours of community service which would be spread across 34 months. A Marine Corps Office commenting on the performance of Son said: “He received the ‘Pilsung’ prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers.

All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully.”

According to the laws of South Korea, men must undertake two years of military training. However, exemptions are granted to athletes who win a medal at the Olympics.

By: Damilola Faustino


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