About Dual Olympian

Carlo Massimino

Carlo is an Internationally certified 6th Dan Kukkiwon Black belt and has had one of the most successful careers in the history of taekwondo in Australia.


During his time as a professional athlete, Carlo was fortunate enough to work alongside many great organisations including the Victorian Institute of Sport and the national suicide prevention charity Life's a Ball.


Carlo was also a sought after public speaker and motivator drawing on his experiences as an Olympian. He regularly conducted sessions at Melbourne secondary schools teaching students life-skills and self defence.


After the Athens Olympics, Carlo made the decision to retire from competitive sport and focus on fulfilling his dream of opening up his own taekwondo centre. Today Team Carlo Taekwondo is one of the fastest growing schools in Australia.


Athlete Sporting Achievements



 Quarter finalist Athens Olympic Games


 Silver Medal Olympic Qualifications -68 division



World Championships quarterfinalist


Croatia Open gold medallist


Dutch Open silver medallist



World Cup silver medallist (Australia's first)


Asian Championship bronze medallist


Gold at first Australian Olympic trials


Trophy winner for the highest scoring final at Olympic trials



Gold Asian Championship selections


Quarter finalist World Championships - Korea


Gold World Championship selection


Gold SEP selection trials



5th place Sydney 2000 Olympics



National champion


Appointed to Australian "A" Olympic team



US Open gold medallist


French Team Competition gold medallist


Spanish Open gold medallist


National Champion


5th place at World Cup


Mexican Open bronze medallist


Australian Invitational bronze medallist



Dutch Open gold medallist


Commonwealth champion



National champion


German Trophy gold medallist


Japan Open bronze medallist


Scandinavian Open bronze medallist


World Championships team member


Olympic Athlete Program Scholarship recipient


Australian Elite Training Squad - Korea


National champion


KBS International Championships bronze medallist


Australian Championships silver medallist


Australian champion