Poomsae taekwondo gold was won by South Korea today in Riyadh ©World Taekwondo

South Koreans Park Seung-jin and Song Kyeong-seon combined to take freestyle poomsae pairs taekwondo gold at the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games in Saudi Arabia.

They emerged victorious from a field of 17 with an impressive final score of 9.02 in the capital city.

Chinese Taipei's Ching-tung Huang and Hsin-ya Chen followed closely behind with 8.86 points to settle for the silver medal.

The final also saw displays from Juvenile Faye Crisostomo and Justin Kobe Macario of the Philippines and Spain's Barbara Di Martino Fermin and Manuel Alejandro Paz Romero.

The Philippine pair scored 8.82 to round out the podium clinching bronze while the Spaniards missed out on the medals after posting a score of 8.44. 

The individual freestyle poomsae medals finals are due to take place tomorrow with athletes having determined their seeding during today's action.

South Korean Lee Nam-hun led the men's semi-final with 8.300 points while his compatriot Cha Yea-eun is favoured in the women's event courtesy of her leading 8.780-point performance.

Tomorrow marks taekwondo's final day at the Games, with the mixed gender team kyorugi decider also due to be contested.

Japan monopolised the kendo titles today with victories in both the men's and women's individual finals.

Both finals were all-Japanese affairs.

Maika Senoo triumphed first in the women's competition with a win over Moeko Takahashi before Kenshiro Matsuzaki took the men's crown after getting the better of Keita Hoshiko.

The Games are set to conclude tomorrow in Saudi Arabia with the 11th and final day.

In addition to the taekwondo, more kendo, muaythai, and savate action is scheduled.