Miles mum just misses out on games medal

Miles' Deborah Acason has placed fourth in her weightlifting event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Miles' Deborah Acason has placed fourth in her weightlifting event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Rob Williams

MILES super mum Deborah Acason has finished fourth in the women's +75kg weightlifting event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 

Acason, who was the gold medallist in Melbourne eight years ago, and won silver in Manchester in 2002 and bronze in Delhi, finished with a total of 236kg.

The 92kg Western Downs champion was beaten by her significantly bigger opponents with the top three medal winners all weighing more than 100kg.

Nigeria's Maryam Usman, who tips the scales at 120.35kg, won gold with a total of 280kg.

Silver went to giant Samoan Ele Opeloge, who weighs over 130kg, with New Zealand's Tracey Lambrechs (101kg) third.

Acason has the support of an entire town at Miles, where she lends her wealth of experience to up-and-coming weightlifters at the club she started at the back of a church.


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