Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min, has completed his mandatory three-week military service in the South Korean military.
The 27-year-old reportedly had the best performance of all the trainees who had been taking part as he finished top out of a total of 157 people. He is also one of only five individuals to receive an award at the Marine Corps' training camp graduation ceremony.
The Spurs forward arrived at the camp on April 20 for a three-week program, with his military service having previously been delayed after the attacker won a gold medal with the South Korea national team at the 2018 Asian Games for his national team which freed him for undergoing a compulsory much longer military service.
As part of the military exercise, Son participated in a program that included shooting and bayonet skills, chemical, biological and radiological training, individual fighting skills and medical training. Son reportedly scored a perfect 10 out of 10 in the shooting discipline.
🇰🇷 Heung-Min Son has completed his mandatory military service in South Korea. He is due to return to London next week.May 8, 2020
"He received the 'Pilsung' prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers," a Marine Corps officer said
'Pilsung', which translates as 'certain victory', is the battle cry of the South Korean Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.
"All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully," the official added.