Australian Taekwondo Olympic Team Profiles

Caroline Marton 

Born: Australia 14 April 1984
Lives: Melbourne, Victoria

Education: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) Monash University; Arts Honours (Political Science); Masters of JD Monash University (Deferred)

Club: Melbourne Taekwondo Centre, Victoria
Coach: Alfie Dell'orso

Height: 168 cms
Olympic Weight Category: -57kgs

Career Highlight: Making the Australia Olympic Team for the first time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Medal History
Gold
2007 
2013 
2015 
2016 

Dutch Open
German Open
Pacific Games
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament

Silver
2004 
2011 
2012 
2014 
Asian Championships
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Belgian Open
Swiss Open, Alexandria Open
Bronze
2007 
2011 
2012 
2014  
2015
Universiade
Belgian Open
Spanish Open
Austrian Open, Australian Open, Commonwealth Championships
Swiss Open

 

Carmen Marton


Born: Australia 30 June 1986
Lives: Melbourne, Victoria

Education: Bachelor Exercise and Sport Science - Deakin University

Club: Melbourne Taekwondo Centre, Victoria
Coach: Andrew Marton (from 1994), Alf Dell'orso (from 1997)

Height: 172 cms
Olympic Weight Category: -67kgs

Career Highlight: First Australian to win a Gold Medal at the World Taekwondo Championships (2013).

Medal History
Gold
2011 
2012 
2013 
2015 
2016
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Dutch Open
World Championships
Pacific Games, Indonesian Open
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Silver
2001 
2002 
2003 
2007 
2014
Asian Championships
World Cup
Asian Championships
Dutch Open, German Open
Australian Open
Bronze
2004 
2005 
2011 
2012 
2014 
2015 
Asian Open
World Championships
Universiade
US Open, Spanish Open, Student World Championships
Canada Open
Alexandria Open, Swiss Open, Australian Open, Serbia Open

 

Safwan Khalil

Born: Tripoli, Lebanon 15 May 1986
Lives: Sydney, New South Wales

Education: Bachelor Of Health And Physical Education. ACPE

Club: Global Martial Arts, Liverpool, New South Wales
Coach: Ali Khalil

Height: 184 cms
Olympic Weight Category: -58kgs

Career Highlight: Qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games after winning the Oceania Championships.

Medal History
Gold
2003
2005
2007
2011
2015
2016
Asian Championships
Oceania Championships
German Championships
Universiade, Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Alexandria Open, Luxor Open, Pacific Games
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Silver
2012
2014
2015
2016
Dutch Open
Canada Open, Dutch Open, Australian Open, Paris Open
Polish Open
US Open
Bronze
2008
2012
2013
2014
2015
German Open
German Open
Dutch Open
Grand Prix (Suzhou), Australian Open, Grand Prix (Astana)
Swiss Open

 

Hayder Shkara

Born: Auburn, NSW 21 May 1990
Lives: Sydney, New South Wales

Education: Bachelor of Law/Journalism - UTS

Club: Global Martial Arts, Liverpool New South Wales
Coach: Ali Khalil

Height: 184 cms
Olympic Weight Category: -80kgs

Career Highlight: Winning the Oceania Qualification Tournament to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Medal History

Gold
2014
2015
2016

Spanish Open
Pacific Games
Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament

Silver
2011 Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament
Bronze
2013
2014
2015
Paris Open
Commonwealth Championships
Alexandria Open, Polish Open, Russion Open, Serbia Open