Participants

Deb LOVELY-ACASON

Deb LOVELY-ACASON
    Weightlifting
Birth Date:  20 Jun 1983
Place of Birth:  BRISBANE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  34
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  90

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
WLF Weightlifting Women's +90kg 4

Deb LOVELY-ACASON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 14:00
Gold Medal Event Women's +90kg Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's +75kg 4 108 128 236
2010 Delhi, IND Women's +75kg 3 110 135 245
2006 Melbourne, AUS Women's 75kg 1 93 105 208
2002 Manchester, ENG Women's 75kg - Clean & Jerk 2 - - 107.5
2002 Manchester, ENG Women's 75kg - Combined 2 - - 202.5
2002 Manchester, ENG Women's 75kg - Snatch 2 - - 95

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's +75kg 6 113 135 248
2004 Athens, GRE Women's 75kg 13 92.5 115 207.5

Commonwealth Championships
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Women's 90kg 4 97 120 217
2013 Penang, MAS Women's +75kg 4 105 127 232
2012 Apia, SAM Women's +75kg 2 103 120 223
2005 Melbourne, AUS Women's +75kg 4 97 117 214

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2014 Almaty, KAZ Women's +75kg 17 103 129 232
2005 Doha, QAT Women's 75kg 13 94 116 210
2002 Warsaw, POL Women's 75kg 9 92.5 112.5 205

Nickname: Deb (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Previous names: Deborah LOVELY (corporate.olympics.com.au, 7 Nov 2014)
Hobbies

"I just like my naps in the daytime. I don't mind watching TV, but whatever. Anything where I'm lying down is fun." (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 28 Jul 2014)


Occupation: Athlete, director with the Australian Weightlifting Federation (Queensland Times, 14 Dec 2017)
Education: Law/criminology and criminal justice at Griffith University, QLD; practical legal training at College of Law Q'land, Aus
Languages spoken: English
Coach: PERSONAL: Michael KEELAN (AUS) (awf.com.au, 4 Jun 2017)
Other sports: Represented Australia in athletics (discus, hammer, shot put) as a junior, winning a bronze medal in the discus at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Poland. Won Queensland state titles in cycling in 2005, and selected in the Australian women's rugby training squad in 2006. (corporate.olympics.com.au, 7 Nov 2014; sportforwomen.com.au, 2013)
Injuries

Injured her shoulder in May 2016 but decided against having surgery in October. (Queensland Times, 14 Dec 2017)


Reason: "I was an international level thrower in the shot put, discus and hammer throw, and decided to start weightlifting to give me a bit more strength for my throwing." (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 28 Jul 2014)
Ambition: Compete in front of her "home" crowd at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "To be honest I probably wouldn't be training at the moment if it wasn't on the Gold Coast, I think I probably would have hung up the boots." (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 5 Jun 2017)
Memorable: "Making my first Olympic team back in 2004, and also equally, getting the gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, in front of a home crowd, that was really special." (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 28 Jul 2014)
Hero: Weightlifter Pyrros DIMAS (GRE), tennis player Margaret COURT (AUS) and Queen Elizabeth II. (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 28 Jul 2014; Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Influence: "A lot of my family that have done a lot for me over the years and people that I have grown up with in my church I really look up to as well." (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 28 Jul 2014)
Additional information

SOLID EFFORT
Trained for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on a slab of concrete behind the church where her husband is the pastor. "It's not the sort of thing that the typical minister's wife is seen doing. I walk to the back of the church and train with a couple of other guys.'' (qt.com.au, 10 Jul 2014; Australian Weightlifting Federation Facebook, 25 Nov 2013; qt.com.au, 3 Dec 2013)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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