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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.

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.

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) continues to consider TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia’s (STA) application for membership as the National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

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) continues to consider TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia’s (STA) application for membership as the National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

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 AOC wishes to give athletes advanced notice of its preferred pathway to selection for the Olympic Qualification Events and nomination to the AOC for selection in 2012 Australian Olympic Team

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 AOC wishes to give athletes advanced notice of its preferred pathway to selection for the Olympic Qualification Events and nomination to the AOC for selection in 2012 Australian Olympic Team

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).