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Carmen Marton of Australia competes against Sousan Hajipourgoli of Iran during the Women's -67kg Taekwondo Preliminary Round on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TAEKWONDO: Australia’s female taekwondo athlete Carmen Marton had the chance to fight for bronze in the -67kg event after watching her fiancé Safwan Khalil finish fourth in the men’s event.

Carmen Marton of Australia competes against Sousan Hajipourgoli of Iran during the Women's -67kg Taekwondo Preliminary Round on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Taekwondo: Australia's Carmen Marton is through to the semi finals of the Under 69kg category at the ExCel Arena.

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, engaged Australian Olympic Taekwondo Team members, pose during the Athlete Farewell Appeal Dinner for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

TAEKWONDO: Taekwondo player Safwan Khalil is hoping his fiance Carmen Marton can go one better than him and medal when she starts competition at the London Olympics on Friday.

TAEKWONDO: Safwan Khalil has narrowly missed a bronze medal in the under 58 kilogram division of the taekwondo competition at the ExCel Arena.

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, Australia's two 2012 Olympic taekwondo representatives.

TAEKWONDO: After four years, Safwan Khalil has to wait no longer for his chance at Olympic glory.

TAEKWONDO: For most couples a few months out from their wedding, a visit to a change room would normally comprise trying on endless white dresses, suits, ties and shoes.

Australian Olympic Athletes (L-R) Jessicah Schipper, Cate Campbell, Henry Frayne, Craig Mottram, Natalie Cook, Sally Pearson, Justin Han, Jenna O'Hea, Bronte Campbell, Kynan Maley and Mitchell Watt model the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniforms during the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniform launch at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 28, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

It's a long road to London and many athletes say the toughest part is getting to the start line. 410 athletes completed the gauntlet of Olympic selection and qualification in what shapes up as an exciting 2012 Australian Team. See how the Team came together.

Carmen Marton of Australia (blue) fights Natalia Falavigna of Brazil (red) in the Women +67kg Quarterfinals held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

When Carmen Marton walks down the aisle later this year to marry her fiancé Safwan Khalil, she hopes to do so as an Olympic gold medallist. And so does he.

Carmen Marton of Australia (blue) fights Natalia Falavigna of Brazil (red) in the Women +67kg Quarterfinals held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s toughest couples, fiancées Safwan Khalil and Carmen Marton have kicked 2012 off with outstanding results in world class Taekwondo tournaments.

A general view during the Women's taekwondo 49kg Preliminary round held at the University of Science and Technology Gymnasium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wishes to advise that on 13 May 2011 it was determined that TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) be recognised as the member National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.