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Deanna Lockett Deanna Lockett

Athlete Biography

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.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day 8, Feb 15 2014

Short Track Skating
(Local) / 2:15 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' 1500 m Heat 4
Deanna Lockett 5th (2:25.140)

Day 11, Feb 18 2014

Short Track Skating
(Local) / 1:58 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' 1000 m Heat 8
Deanna Lockett 1st (1:34.845)

Day 14, Feb 21 2014

Short Track Skating
(Local) / 8:48 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' 1000 m Quarterfinal 2
Deanna Lockett 3rd (1:29.256)

Fast Facts

Sport
Short Track Skating
Status
Selected
Event
1000m Women, 1500m Women
Nickname
D
Height
163cm
Weight
48kg
Age
18
Born
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Olympic Information

Sochi 2014 will be her first Olympic Games

Recent Performances

  • 23rd (1000m), 34th (1500m) - 2013 World Cup (Kolomna, Russia)
  • 56th (500m), 33rd (1000m), 15th (1500m) - 2013 World Cup (Torino, Italy)
  • 20th (1000m), 29th (1500m) - 2013 World Cup (Seoul, Korea)
  • 45th (1000m), 13th (1500m) - 2013 World Cup (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st (500m), 1st (1000m, 1st (1500m), 1st (3000m) - 2013 Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia)

Training

Coach
Ann Zhang
Institute/Academy
Australian Institute of Sport
Victorian Institute of Sport
Club
Olympic Southern Flyers
Training Base in Australia
Melbourne, VIC

Career Highlights

  • Two top 5 performances on the World Cup circuit in 2012/13
  • Fourth overall at the Junior World Championships
  • Winning a bronze medal at the 2013 Junior World Championships in the 1500m

Education

Primary
Sunnybank Hills State School (Sunnybank Hills, VIC)
Secondary
Distance Education Centre Victoria & Brisbane State High School (Brisbane, QLD)

Q&A

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Ears pierced

What is your favourite competition venue?
Shanghai, China

What is your goal for Sochi?
Achieve top 8 performances in the 1000m and 1500m

Who is your sports hero?
Bethany Hamilton

Give 100% no matter what

Lockett skates to an impressive ninth

Lockett skates to an impressive ninth

SHORT TRACK: Australian teenager Deanna Lockett has produced the best race of her Olympic campaign to finish ninth in the 1000m Short Track Speed Skating.

Sochi so Soon!

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Mixed fortunes for Lockett & Boda

Mixed fortunes for Lockett & Boda

SHORT TRACK: Deanna Lockett has produced a quality 1000m race to qualify for the quarter-finals at the Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating competition. It was an action-packed session of skating, with teammate Pierre Boda skating in the men's event shortly after Lockett crossed the line.

PREVIEW: Lockett ready to race again

PREVIEW: Lockett ready to race again

SHORT TRACK: After being left disappointed in the 1500m race earlier in the Games, Deanna Lockett will have another shot as she contests the 1000m on Day 11.

Lockett shifts focus to 1000m

Deanna Lockett's coach Ann Zhang says the youngster is hopeful of putting a disappointing 1500m Short Track Speed Skating heat behind her and focus on Tuesday's 1000m.

PREVIEW: Deanna's date with destiny

PREVIEW: Deanna's date with destiny

SHORT TRACK: The Sochi 2014 Short Track Speed Skating competition is well under way with an extraordinary Bradbury-esque finish in the women’s 500m, and a victory to Canadian Charles Hamelin in the men’s 1500m.

Sochi so Soon!

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Aussie short track quotas confirmed

Aussie short track quotas confirmed

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING: Following the conclusion of the World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Competitions, designated for Olympic qualification the International Skating Union have released the list of of entry quotas and starting places at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Short Track World Cup 4

Short Track World Cup 4

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING: The fourth and final World Cup of the Olympic qualification season is underway in the Russian city of Kolomna. With their Sochi dreams on the line, Australia's short track speed skaters were ready to put it all on the line.