Carolena Carstens

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Carolena Carstens
Personal information
Birth name Carolena Jean Carstens Salceda
Born (1996-01-18) January 18, 1996 (age 19)
Winfield, Illinois, US
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 49 Kg
Country  Panama
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) -49 Kg
Updated on 1 August 2012.

Carolena Jean Carstens Salceda (born January 18, 1996 in Winfield, Illinois, USA) is a taekwondo practitioner representing Panama. She has dual US / Panamanian citizenship through her father and mother respectively,[1] and currently lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.[2]

In 2011, Carstens participated at the Pan American Championships, where she won the silver medal in the youth -52 kg category, losing to the American Deireanne Morales in the final.[3] She subsequently took part in qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics in November 2011, finishing fourth.[3] She later received one of four wild card entries for the Olympics as the 13th ranked athlete in the -49 kg category,[4] becoming the first Olympic taekwondo athlete from Panama, and the second youngest Olympian in the country's history.[5] She was the youngest taekwondo athlete at the 2012 Olympics.[1] She lost her first contest 7–2 to an eventual finalist, Spaniard Brigitte Yagüe, and then lost her repechage fight to Mexican Jannet Alegría by the same score.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Glen Ellyn teen fights for Panama in summer Olympics". Daily Herald. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Schmid, Scott (July 24, 2012). "Youngest challenger and Glen Ellyn resident Carstens expects to medal". The Associated Press. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile at TaekwondoData". TaekwondoData. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cambodia, Mali, Panama, Yemen earn one wild card each for London Olympic Taekwondo Competition". WTF. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carolena Carstens". Homeschool University. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "¡Carolena Carnstens dio lo último!". Mi Diario. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.