Tottenham Hotspur forward Son completes three-week military training

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JEJU, SOUTH KOREA (RECENT) (REPUBLIC OF KOREA MARINE CORPS FACEBOOK - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SOUTH KOREAN SOCCER PLAYER AND TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FORWARD, SON HEUNG-MIN, IN MILITARY UNIFORM POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPH

2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON HOLDING RIFLE DURING MILITARY TRAINING

3. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON PARTICIPATING IN SHOOTING DRILL

4. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPH

5. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON IN MILITARY UNIFORM WEARING FACE MASK

6. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON STANDING AT CEREMONY AND HOLDING CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

7. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON SALUTING WITH OTHER MARINES

8. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SON HOLDING CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPH

JEJU, SOUTH KOREA (MAY 8, 2020) (YONHAP NEWS TELEVISION - Broadcasters: NO USE SOUTH KOREA Digital: NO USE SOUTH KOREA)

9. JOURNALISTS AND PEOPLE GATHERING IN FRONT OF BRIGADE OF MARINES CORPS

10. EMBLEM OF SOUTH KOREAN MARINE CORPS

11. JOURNALISTS AND PEOPLE WAITING FOR SON BEHIND BARRICADES

12. BOYS IN FACE MASKS LOOKING ON

13. BOY IN TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR UNIFORM HOLDING BALL

14. VEHICLES DRIVING AWAY

15. CAR WHICH IS BELIEVED TO CARRY SON DRIVING AWAY

16. MARINES LEAVING BRIGADE

17. SON'S FELLOW MARINE SHOWING PAPER WITH SON'S AUTOGRAPH

18. FELLOW MARINE POINTING SON IN GROUP PHOTOGRAPH

19. FELLOW MARINE HOLDING GROUP PHOTOGRAPH

20. SON GETTING OFF CAR AND WALKING TOWARD AIRPORT BUILDING

21. VARIOUS OF SON, HIS FATHER AND STAFF WALKING TOWARD DEPARTURES GATE

STORY: South Korean soccer player and Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min completed a three-week basic military training course in Jeju on Friday (May 8).

All able-bodied South Korean men must serve around two years in the military but athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or a medal of any colour at the Olympics receive exemptions.

After completing the training course, Son, who led his country to gold in the 2018 Asian Games football tournament, will still have to undertake 544 hours of community service over the next 34 months.

During his training, Son received the "Pilsung" prize, an award given to the top performer among his group of 157 trainees, according to the Republic of Korea Marine Corps.

Son, who was quarantined for two weeks after arriving in Seoul from London at the end of March, completed the training while the Premier League season is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Production: Minwoo Park)