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Deborah Acason, our bronzed Aussie

I had the privilege of talking to Deborah Acason before she went off to the Commonwealth Games. It was fantastic to watch her win the Bronze medal, although there were a few heart stopping moments prior to her lifting 110 kilograms, a Commonwealth Games record. The record was then broken again by the Gold and Silver medallists. Continue Reading

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Deborah Acason trial for Comm Games

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Five Minutes with Deborah Acason

Weightlifting (Category 75+) had a chat with our Commonwealth Games weightlifting representative, Deborah Acason, and this is what she had to say:

Q. How long have you participated in weightlifting at an international level?

A . I have been competing at international level since 2001 when I was 17, and still in grade 12.  Almost 10 years now. Continue Reading

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Australian women at the Commonwealth Games.

Women’s weightlifting became a Commonwealth Games sport in 2002 at the Manchester games. Australia did well to achieve two silver and two bronze medals behind powerhouse weightlifting countries such as Canada and India.

A young Deborah Acason (Lovely) won silver in the up to 75kg class and went on to win Commonwealth Gold in Melbourne four years later. Bronze medals were won by Australia’s Erica Yamasaki, Nadeene Latif and Natasha Barker. Continue Reading

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