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. (more…)
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Five Minutes with Deborah Acason

Weightlifting (Category 75+) sportstar.com 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. (more&hellip...
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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...
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