Deborah Acason

Deborah Acason ( nee Lovely) can take her pick when it comes to Olympic sports. Lovely is a weightlifter by trade but has also represented Australia in discus and hammer throw as a junior, won track cycling medals after taking up the sport for rehabilitation from a knee injury, and been selected for the Australian Rugby Training Squad.

At the Olympics, Lovely, the Australian record holder for all +75kg categories, sticks to weightlifting. Lovely placed 13th at Athens 2004 and sixth at Beijing 2008 where she broke the Australian snatch record.

She also won bronze in weightlifting at the 2001 East Asian Games in Osaka.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

+75kg - Women
Group A Snatch: 109, 113, 115x - 113; Clean & Jerk: 135x, 135, 140x - 135 248 6th
Final Placing 6 / 11

2004 Athens

75kg - Women
Group B Snatch: 92.5x, 92.5, 97.5x - 92.5; Clean & Jerk: 110, 115, 120x - 115 207.5 13th
Final Placing 13 / 16