Carmen Marton

Carmen Marton first tasted international taekwondo success as a junior, winning gold at the Korean Open in 2000. The following year she won a silver medal at the Junior Asian Championships in Taiwan and followed it up with another silver in 2002 at the World Cup in Japan. She won a bronze medal at the 2003 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and featured on the podium a number of times in the following years. Encouraged by these achievements but unlucky to miss selection for the Athens Olympics, Marton won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Spain. She was selected for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and reached the quarter-finals.

Marton’s second trip to Olympic competition was alongside fiancé Safwan Khalil as the pair were Australia’s only taekwondo representatives at the London 2012 Games. Marton competed in the U/67kg division. After going down in the semi finals to eventual silver medallist Nur Tatar of Turkey (6-0), Marton then fought for the bronze eventually losing to Germany’s Helena Fromm and finished the Games in fifth place.

Olympic Results

2012 London

67kg - Women
Preliminary Round Contest 2 HAJIPOURGOLI, Sousan (IRI) 5 - 4 Win
Quarterfinals Contest 1 JOHANSSON, Elin (SWE) 6 - 3 Win
Semifinals Contest 1 TATAR, Nur (TUR) 0 - 6 Loss
Bronze Medal Finals Contest 2 FROMM, Helena (GER) 8 - 2 Loss
Final Placing 5 / 16

2008 Beijing

+ 67kg - Women
Preliminaries BENITES, Lorena (ECU) 2-0 Win
Quarterfinals FALAVIGNA, Natalia (BRA) 5-2 Loss
Final Placing 9 / 16