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