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Son Heung-min to Receive Korea’s Highest Sports Honor

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur will be awarded the order of merit for his achievements in sports.

Son was the first Asian player to win the English Premier League’s Golden Boot, an award presented each season to the top scorer.

According to the presidential office on Monday, Son will be given a Cheongryong Medal, Korea’s highest sports honor, by President Yoon Suk-yeol rather than the culture, sports and tourism minister as usual.

Famous recipients include Sohn Kee-chung, who won gold in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as the first Korean to win an Olympic gold medal, mountaineer Um Hong-gil, World Cup national team coach Guus Hiddink, golf legend Pak Se-ri and figure skating champion Kim Yu-na. 

Son Heung-min /News1

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