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LOVELY Deborah Esther Ainslie

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 20/06/1983
Gender Women
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Women's 75 kg Clean&Jerk
Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
Weightlifting Women's 75 kg Snatch
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Women's 75 kg

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
21 Mar
EXW Women's 75 kg
Group A
Australia Flag AUS  - LOVELY Deborah Esther Ainslie (1) 208 Completed

Place Of Birth Brisbane, Australia
Residence Ipswich, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Student (studyingLaw/Arts criminology at Griffith University), QWA Programs & Services Officer, athlete, and coach.
International Debut 2001 (East Asian Games, 3rd place)
Coach Michael Keelan
Idol Jonathon Edwards, Ronaldo, David Beckham, Martina Hingis, Marion Jones.
Recent Results Mermet Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships (Victoria, Australia, Oct-2005)
3rd in Oceania and 4th in the Commonwealth in the 75+kg class
Snatch - 97kg, Clean & Jerk - 117kg, Total - 214kg
Games History
Manchester 2002
Silver in the 75kg Snatch - 95kg
Silver in the 75kg Clean & Jerk - 107.5kg
Silver in the 75kg Total - 202.5kg
Games History
Athens 2004
13th in the 75kg
Snatch - 92.5kg, Clean & Jerk - 115kg, Total - 207.5kg
Injuries She has overcome a plethora of injuries including a ruptured disc in her lower back (2001), surgery for a benign tumour in her thumb (2002), surgery on her hip for a congenital condition (2003), and has had tendonitis in her knees in 2004/5.
Other When Deborah can't make the long drive from Ipswich to the Cougars club, she is quite happy to train in her parents' garage.

She is a two-time Commonwealth Championships Silver Medallist as well as a two-time Junior World Team Member.

She is studying law combined with film, media and culture at university.In the lead-up to the Athens Olympics, she trained about 25 hours a week, and was Australia's only female lifter at the Olympics.

She won a bronze medal in the discus at the Inaugural World Youth Champs in 1999, and has also competed at the National Track Cycling Championships with great success in 2005 by taking out the Lap Time Trial, Team Sprint, Keirin, and placing second in the 500m Time Trial and Sprints.

Deb started lifting in 1999, aged 16. She can speak Japanese, and lists her hobbies as surfing, guitar, drums, soccer, boxing, athletics, wine tasting, motorbikes, rollerblading, tennis, knitting long stitch, cycling, basketball, bodybuilding, movies, swimming, camping, driving speed boats, playing with her puppies, sleeping and eating!

And, Deborah was the 2002 Queensland Young Australian sportsperson of the Year.

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