Carmen Marton is Australia’s most decorated Taekwondo athlete. She competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics and is Australia’s only World Taekwondo Champion. Carmen is an Athlete Ambassador/Motivational Speaker for the Australian Olympic Council, Victorian Olympic Council and Victorian Institute of Sport for school and community programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science-Exercise and Sport Science and has recently been awarded a full Scholarship on the Elite Athlete Program to complete her MBA at The University of Sydney.
For over 10 years, Carmen has been coaching and assisting the Sports Director of Melbourne Taekwondo Centre and Taekwondo Victoria in mentoring young athletes, as well as developing and implementing fundamental programs in strength/conditioning, sport science, sport psychology and injury management.
In 2016, Carmen Marton and her sister, fellow Olympian Caroline Marton, created the business Combat Sisters, with the aim to provide self-defense and Taekwondo seminars to Australian Martial Art clubs and the corporate sector. Utilizing over 20 years’ experience in the sport of Taekwondo, the sisters teach a basic self-defense skill set for first timers, to Olympic level techniques for competitive athletes. The sisters inspire, motivate and educate participants by sharing their stories in what it takes to be an Olympic athlete, how to overcome obstacles, the power of self-belief, and never giving up on your dreams.
Carmen has also been a successful Athlete Ambassador for international brands 2XU and Swisse Multivitamins. She represented the brands and promoted sales by engaging in media and motivational speaking duties at public engagements and product launch events. Carmen worked collaboratively with top Australian Directors and Producers when she starred in TV Commercial campaigns—2XU’s Heart not Hype and the Swisse Rio Olympics Campaign.