Three time Australian Olympian, Carmen Marton, continues the fight to make it to her 4th Olympic Games, winning her CAS appeal against her non selection by Australian Taekwondo.
Marton is the only Australian to have ever won the Taekwondo World Championships, and remains one of Australia’s most decorated athletes.
The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) ruled that Ms Marton’s non selection to the Australian Olympic Team was not justified based on the evidence before the court.
Solicitor for Ms Marton, Hayder Shkara, principal of Justice Family Lawyers
, was extremely pleased with the outcome.
“Appeals to CAS are extremely difficult. We just want to ensure that the best athlete gets the opportunity to represent Australia at Tokyo. Carmen has the experience and the ability to bring home a medal.”
Marton was represented by Paul Hayes QC and Owen Wolahan at the hearing.
The successful appeal now results in the decision being sent back to Australian Taekwondo for review.
Nominations to the Australian Olympic Committee need to be submitted by early July 2021.
The Tokyo Olympic Games remains to be one of the most controversial Olympics in recent times, with the city of Tokyo and nine other prefectures in a state of emergency.
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