Son Heung-min Named Top Athlete of the Year

  • By Lee Soon-heung

    December 13, 2017 10:58

    Son Heung-min /Yonhap

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League was voted as the athlete of the year in an online poll by Gallup Korea.

    In the poll of 1,700 people conducted last month, Son earned 38.1 percent of the votes to take the top spot. Respondents were allowed to select their two favorite athletes.

    Former figure skating star Kim Yu-na, who is currently busy promoting the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, was runner-up with 13.4 percent.

    Pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers was third with 12.8 percent, followed by footballer Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City and baseball player Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers.

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