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19 September 1997
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There are not many medical students who also have the time to juggle a weightlifting career, but somehow Deborah Alawode is able to do just that.
Studying at University College London, the 24-year-old began her weightlifting journey at senior school after a coach introduced her to the sport via a six-week taster course.
And after becoming British champion in 2021, as well as setting personal bests in the snatch (204kg) and Clean & Jerk (117kg), Alawode now lines up for her first Commonwealth Games this summer.