South Korea’s Lee Dae-hoon was one of three winners on the opening day of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Rome, coming out on top in the men’s under 68 kilograms event.
The reigning world champion beat Russia’s Aleksey Denisenko in the final at the Italian capital’s Foro Italico.
Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yu-jen and Great Britain’s Bradly Sinden were the bronze medallists.
Today’s other men’s event was in the over 80kg category and saw Russia’s Vladislav Larin, the world silver medallist and reigning European champion, defeat South Korea's In Kyo-don in the final.
The bronze medals went to Brazil's Maicon de Andrade Siqueira and Uzbekistan’s Dmitriy Shokin.
Also tasting victory today was China’s Zhang Mengyu in the women’s under 67kg division.
Zhang proved too strong for France’s Magda Wiet-Henin in the final.
South Korea’s Oh Hye-ri and Britain’s Lauren Williams rounded out the podium.
Action in Rome is due to continue tomorrow.
Double Olympic champion Jade Jones of Britain is among those set to compete in the women’s under 57kg event.