Under the country's strict rules, a two-year spell of compulsory military service can only be avoided for a South Korea worldwide footballer if they are part of a side that either wins the gold medal at the Asian Games or claims a podium finish at the Olympics.
Spurs fans will be keeping a close eye on the result of the final against Japan as if South Korea can win gold, the north London club will be able to keep hold of their star winger and avoid losing him for nearly two years.
South Korea won gold at the Asian Games four years ago but Son didn't feature as former club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the tournament. "We will try to play an attractive and spectacular semifinal", said Park. "We fight for that, I don't need to say anything, you know, I'm ready for that.to make history".
Nyimas upgraded to bronze in the later street final behind Margie Didal of Philippines and Isa.
China maintained its top spot in the track and field standings with one day to go in athletics competition with golds in both the 20-kilometer walks.
The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games medalist, won the women's park final over Japan teammate Kaya Isa and Zhang Xin of China. Japan was next with 51 gold medals and 161 overall.
Fans are chomping at the bit to witness the clash between Vietnam and South Korea in the semifinals of the Asian Games 2018 on Wednesday.
Since women's handball was introduced at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, Korea has missed out on gold only once, in 2010.
Hwang Ui-jo, the leading scorer at the Asian Games, doubled Korea's lead in the 27th minute.
A 3-1 win over Vietnam on Wednesday set up a final against Japan and there's plenty riding on the result. It is underway from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Nguyen beat Malaysian Mohd Khaizul Yaacob 5-0 in the class J 90-95kg final, while Tran beat Mohd Fauzi Khalid in the class F 70-75kg final. In a tight finish to the women's 20K race, world champion Yang Jiayu held off 2012 Olympic silver medalist Qieyang Shijie to win in a games record 1:29:15.