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Son Heung-min completes military training with flying colors

The Spurs forward scored 10 out of 10 on the shooting range as he finished the three-week program top of all 157 trainees and was one of five to receive a prize at the graduation ceremony, according to Korea's Yonhap News Agency.The 27-year-old, who captains his national team, avoided military conscription in 2018 after winning the Asian Games with South Korea, but exempt athletes are still required by law to undertake four weeks of national service, or three weeks with the Marine Corps."He received the 'Pilsung' prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers," a Marine Corps officer told Yonhap. "All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully."Pilsung means 'certain victory,'something which has eluded Tottenham this season. After reaching the Champions League final last season, Spurs sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino. However, his successor Jose Mourinho has yet to revive Spurs' fortunes with the club eighth in the Premier League and out of the Champions League.Son isn't just an award-winning footballer ... the Spurs stars receives a best performance prize during the Marines Corps completion ceremony.Son's three-week program with the Marine Corps, which started on April 20, included bayonet skills, chemical, biological and radiological training, individual battle skills and first aid training, Yonhap says.READ: How Son Heung-Min 'Sonsation' gripped South KoreaREAD: How 'Little Seoul' fell in love with its favorite sonIn South Korea, all able-bodied men aged between 18 and 35 are required to complete at least 21 months of military service.Nice one Son ...  After scoring nine goals and recorded seven assists in the Premier League this season, the Spurs star also delivered a top performance in his military training.The laws surrounding military service have impacted Read More – Source