Ms Carmen Marton
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA sequence) and Australian Taekwondo Womenís 67kg Division Olympic team member

Carmen Marton grew up dreaming of becoming a Taekwondo world champion. Her personal motto is 'hard work and ambition overtake natural ability', which may have contributed to her successes.

In 2008, Carmen competed in the Beijing Olympic Games where she placed 9th, but a commitment to elite sports hasnít stopped Carmen from studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, providing the opportunity to continue her career in the sporting field with potential career paths ranging from the education and fitness industry to coaching, facility management, community health and sport science.

Carmen and fiancť, Safwan Khalil, both competed in Taekwondo at the 2012 London Olympic Games, with Carmen placing 5th and Safwan losing the Bronze Medal Contest to Denisenko.

Carmenís sister Caroline almost made the 2012 London Olympic team, however a 'punitive declaration' decision from a referee ruled her out, so the sisters now look forward to competing together in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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