Teenager Deanna Lockett is a rising star in short track speed skating, having taken up the sport in Brisbane when she was nine years old.
Lockett enjoyed a break-out international season in 2011/12, securing two top-10 World Cup performances - 7th in the 1000m and 10th in the 1500m in Shanghai, China.
The following season 2012/13 was even more impressive for Lockett, with top results including 4th in the 1000m at the World Cup in Shanghai, China and 5th in the 1500m at the World Cup in Nagoya, Japan.
At the 2013 World Championships, Lockett was Australia's stand out performer coming 12th in her preferred distance - 1500m, as well as 23rd in the 1000m and 35th in the 500m.
Also in 2013, Lockett contested the Junior World Championships, winning bronze on the opening day in the 1500m. She also finished 6th in the 500m and 9th in the 1000m. Her combined results from this meet had her placed 4th overall in the world.
Lockett holds the senior national record for the 3000m as well as all four intermediate ladies (17 -18yrs) records, all four junior ladies (15 - 16 yrs) records and three sub junior ladies (12 - 14yrs) records.