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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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