Son Heung-min was awarded South Korea’s highest sporting honour on Thursday.© AFP
Son Heung-min was awarded South Korea’s highest sporting honour on Thursday after the Tottenham ahead grew to become the primary Asian participant to win the Premier League Golden Boot. The 29-year-old was given the Cheongnyong Medal by President Yoon Suk-yeol earlier than South Korea’s pleasant towards Brazil at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Son, wearing a darkish swimsuit, walked into the packed stadium as the gang cheered, with a banner studying: “We live within the period of world-class Son Heung-min.”
Spectators roared because the president clipped the medal on Son’s chest.
Earlier recipients of the medal embody two-time Olympic gold medallist determine skater Yuna Kim and golfer Pak Se-ri.
Son final month shared the Golden Boot with Liverpool after each scored 23 Premier League targets within the not too long ago concluded season.of
Yoon had congratulated Son for his achievement on Fb, calling it a “joyous event to be celebrated by the complete Asian soccer neighborhood”.
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