Freestyle Poomsae steals the show on day two of Taekwondo at World Combat Games


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Oct. 29, 2023) - The second day of Taekwondo competitions at the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games concluded successfully with exciting action and medal winners in the Freestyle Poomsae Pairs category.  


The Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games, taking place from October 20 to 30, is bringing together some of the world’s best athletes from across 16 Olympic and non-Olympic combat sports. Today marked the second day of Taekwondo action which kicked off yesterday with the opening rounds of the Mixed Gender Team Kyorugi competition. 


Freestyle Poomsae saw athletes competing across the various categories including the semi-finals of the male and female individual events, as well as the final of the pairs over 17. 


In the final of the Freestyle Poomsae pairs over 17, the Korean team of Seung-jin Park and Kyeongseon Song took gold with an impressive final score of 9.02, while Chinese Taipei’s Ching-tung Huang and Hsin-ya Chen followed closely with 8.86 for silver. The pair of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo and Justin Kobe Macario from Philippines and Spain’s Barbara Di Martino Fermin, Manuel Alejandro Paz Romero scored 8.82 and 8.44 and claimed bronze. 


Meanwhile, the finals of the women’s and men’s individual Freestyle Poomsae will take place tomorrow with athletes having determined their seeding during today’s competition.


The final day of exciting Taekwondo action will take place tomorrow, with the men’s and women’s individual Freestyle Poomsae finals, as well as the semi-finals and final of the Mixed Gender Team Kyorugi competition.