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Oz announce lifting squad

Melbourne 2006 gold medallists Deborah Acason and Ben Turner highlight a 15-strong Australian weightlifting team named on Friday to compete at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in October.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2010 00:36 IST

Melbourne 2006 gold medallists Deborah Acason and Ben Turner highlight a 15-strong Australian weightlifting team named on Friday to compete at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in October.

Acason , 27, who also won silver at the 2002 Manchester Games, will be chasing her

second gold medal in the 75+kg category in India.

Turner, 26, will also defend his title in Delhi, but this time in the 77kg class, moving up from the 69kg category.

Also in the medal hunt will be Corran Hocking, who won silver and bronze in Manchester, and Melbourne silver medallist Damon Kelly, both men competing in the 105+kg class.