The Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games was held from 28 to 30 October 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Taekwondo was one of the 17 martial arts and combat sports that was competed during the three day spectacular.
For Taekwondo, the top 10 athletes from the Goyang 2022 world Taekwondo Poomsae Championships were invited to participate in the Games. Yap Zong Han Darren, who was 7th in the Men’s Individual Freestyle Poomsae in Goyang, represented Singapore.
Building on his excellent performances in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia and 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, Darren finished in 3rd place with a score of 9.10 to take home the bronze medal!
Congratulations to Darren for his continuing excellence and his achievement in the Riyadh 2023 World Combat Games! Special thanks to the dedicated Coach Lee Na Lee who accompanied Darren for the championships!
Our gratitude is also extended to the generosity of the Organising Committee, World Taekwondo, SNOC, SportSG and the Taekwondo fraternity for the endless support.