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Tottenham's Son wins gold at Asian Games, avoids military service

Tottenham's Son wins gold at Asian Games, avoids military service

Heung-Min Son was allowed to miss Tottenham's last few matches to compete in the tournament.

"Normally that's not an easy decision".

"I want to say that my teammates have been incredible. They are so special".

But President Joko Widodo raised the prospect of greater things to come as he said Indonesia, buoyed by its mostly smooth hosting of the Games, would bid for the 2032 Olympics.

Son is one of three permitted older players joining the nation's U-23 team in the competition.

"I am really really, really grateful to them (supporters)". Now I am looking forward to getting back to England and showing what I can do'. We worked so hard.

Hugely popular at Spurs, Son joked before the final that he was upset team-mates Harry Kane and Dele Alli hadn't texted.

Those without a chance of a presidential pardon have turned to more drastic measures - many young men intentionally gain or lose weight, feign mental illness, get full body tattoos or resort to self-harm in order to get an exemption, according to the Yonhap news agency.

"Not yet, but it doesn't matter - I know they're focused on the Premier League so no worries", smiled Son.

"I also want to talk about Tottenham".

Elsewhere, China dashed the hopes of Unified Korea for an emotional women's basketball gold medal when they won a tense final 71-65 on Saturday. "It's the best present for my life".

Seung-woo Lee and Hwang Hee-chan both netted in extra-time to seal the victory, despite a late goal from Ayase Ueda setting up a very nervy end for Korea.

Thailand went into Saturday's events in Jakarta with 11 gold medals, good for 12th place in the 37-country field, plus 14 silver and 46 bronze medals. But without the Korean people behind us we couldn't win this tournament.

Son's former club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the 2014 Asian Games when the Koreans also scooped gold. Son said, as per John Duerden of the Guardian.

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