Car­men Mar­ton

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MELBOURNE-born Car­men Mar­ton — who made his­tory in 2013 when she be­came Aus­tralia’s first taek­wondo world cham­pion — will com­pete in her third Olympics next month. The 30-year-old will be sur­rounded by very fa­mil­iar faces in Rio: her fi­ance Safwan Khalil, sis­ter Caro­line Mar­ton and close friend Hay­der Shkara will also rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in taek­wondo.

While Mar­ton lives in Syd­ney, she has been com­mut­ing to Melbourne for train­ing since last Au­gust. Af­ter Rio, she hopes to per­suade Khalil they should move to Melbourne “con­sid­er­ing it’s the best city in the world.”

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