Italy were left disappointed after losing to Russia in the 2019 Summer Universiade women's volleyball final ©Naples 2019

Hosts Italy were beaten by defending champions Russia in the final of the women's volleyball here at the Naples 2019 Summer Universiade.

At the PalaSele in Eboli, Russia won the first set 25-21 before Italy levelled with a 25-15 scoreline in the second set. 

The Taipei 2017 champions edged the next two sets, however, securing a 25-21, 15-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory.

Japan had claimed bronze earlier in the day, triumphing 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 15-10 against Hungary in a thriller. 

Russia had more success in the rhythmic gymnastics at the PalaVesuvio, winning the team event after scoring 47.250 points.

Ukraine earned silver with 46.025, while bronze went to Japan on 42.200.

Ekaterina Selezneva earned another Russian gold in the individual all-around, dominating the field and recording a score of 83.600.

Azerbaijan's Zohra Aghamirova was the silver medallist with 75.425 and Laura Yihan Zeng of the United States completed the podium with 72.600.

The first medals of the tennis competition were awarded at the scenic Naples Tennis Club, with women's and men's doubles taking place on the clay surface. 

China's Hanyu Guo and Qiuyu Ye met Chinese Taipei’s Ya-Hsuan Lee and Pei-Chi Lee in the women's event, with the latter pair winning the first set 7-6. 

The Chinese pair then launched a comeback, taking the second set 6-2 and triumphing 10-8 in the resultant tiebreak.

Japan's Naho Sato and Kanako Morisaki and Hong Kong's Eudice Wong Chong and Maggie Ng received bronze.

In the men's doubles, Khumoyun Sultanov and Sanjar Fayziev of Uzbekistan were the victors against Seongchan Hong and Sanhui Shin of South Korea, winning 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

Completing the podium was China's Xu Shuai and Wu Hao and Japan's Yuya Ito and Sho Shimabukuro.

There was an upset in the taekwondo as South Korea's Park In-ho upset the top seed and Asian champion in the men's under-87 kilograms final.

He defeated Kazakhstan's Smaiyl Duisebay 7-4 to take gold at Palazzetto dello Sport in Casoria.

Bronze went to Mexico's Andres Beceiro Pizarro Suarez and Russia's Rafael Kamalov.

Su Po-ya of Chinese Taipei won her country's first taekwondo gold of the competition, beating South Korean Ha Min-ah 10-4 in the final of the women's under-53kg.

Latvia's Inese Tarvida and Azerbaijan's Patimat Abakarova were awarded bronze medals. 

Soroush Ahmadi claimed Iran's fourth taekwondo gold, edging past Niyaz Pulatov of Uzbekistan on golden point after the bout finished 10-10.

China's Wu Yichao and France's Dylan Chellamootoo were the bronze medallists.

A dramatic final in the women's football concluded the day of action here as North Korea secured a last-gasp winner against Japan. 

Yon Jon converted in the final minute to give her country a 2-1 victory and the gold medal.

Russia sealed bronze after a penalty shootout win over Ireland.