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Tottenham’s Son given South Korea’s high sporting honour

by Good News

By AFP

03 June 2022   |  
8: 38 pm

Son Heung-min became as soon as awarded South Korea’s top sporting honour on Thursday after the Tottenham forward grew to was the first Asian participant to decide the Premier League Golden Boot.

South Korea’s midfielder Son Heung-min waves to his fans after a pleasant soccer match between South Korea and Brazil at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on June 2, 2022. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Son Heung-min became as soon as awarded South Korea’s top sporting honour on Thursday after the Tottenham forward grew to was the first Asian participant to decide the Premier League Golden Boot.

The 29-twelve months-frail became as soon as given the Cheongnyong Medal by President Yoon Suk-yeol sooner than South Korea’s pleasant against Brazil at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Son, dressed in a poor swimsuit, walked into the packed stadium as the crowd cheered, with a banner reading: “We dwell in the era of world-class Son Heung-min.”

Spectators roared as the president clipped the medal on Son’s chest.

Previous recipients of the medal encompass two-time Olympic gold medallist decide skater Yuna Kim and golfer Pak Se-ri.

Son last month shared the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool after both scored 23 Premier League goals in the no longer too long prior to now concluded season.

Yoon had congratulated Son for his achievement on Facebook, calling it a “joyous occasion to be famed by all of the Asian soccer community”.

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