Deborah Acason

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Deborah Acason
Deborah Lovely 1 - Craig Franklin.jpg
Deborah Acason at the 2008
Olympic Homecoming Parade in Brisbane
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Women's Weightlifting
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Melbourne 75 kg
Silver medal – second place 2002 Manchester 75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi +75 kg

Deborah Esther Ainslie Acason (née Lovely, born 20 June 1983[1]) is an Australian weightlifter. Initially a discus thrower (she won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Athletics), she won three silver medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She also participated in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games. She also won awards in cycling, winning the 2005 Queensland open Keirin title, as well as gold medals in the 1 Lap Time Trial and Team Sprint.

She married Joshua Acason in December 2008.[2] She is Christian[3] and a young earth creationist,[4] and has been active in the Presbyterian church.[5]

She found her love for weightlifting at the age of 12, lifting heavy logs to build tree houses with some of the neighbourhood boys.

Acason was an unsuccessful Family First Party candidate for Bundamba at the Queensland state election, 2012.


  1. ^ Queensland Weightlifting Association
  2. ^ Deborah Lovely-Acason
  3. ^ "Deb Lovely, Weight Lifting Testimony". Bible Society of NSW. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Lifting for the Lord: David Catchpoole chats with Olympian Deborah Lovely, Creation 30(3):16–18, June 2008.
  5. ^ "CV". Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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