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Deanna Lockett

Hungary

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTHUN21311199501
NOCHungary
Born13 Nov 1995 in Brisbane 
GenderWomen
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.839 25 Jan 2020 Debrecen  
    1000m 1:28.422 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:19.629 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:30.990 31 Aug 2013 Melbourne  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/Deannalockett  
www.facebook.com/Deanna-Lockett-1376601232551795/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age nine in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I like getting out of the Australian heat, and fell in love with skating."  
Club / TeamFerencvarosi Torna Club: Budapest, HUN  
General Interest
General Interest
MilestonesHer bronze medal at the 2017/18 World Cup event in Budapest, Hungary, was Australia's first short track medal in 1500m at the World Cup. (isu.org, 18 Dec 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesShe missed the first four events of the 2015/16 World Cup season due to glandular fever. (owia.org, 30 Apr 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (owia.org, 30 Apr 2017)  
Other informationSPEED SKATING EXPERIMENT
After competing in short track at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she decided to try speed skating and moved to the Netherlands to join an international group of speed skaters under coach Desly Hill. However, she found she did not enjoy the sport and returned to short track a few months later. "I absolutely hated it. And it was also hard to master a new kind of sport, which was a lot different to what I expected. I just couldn't even get the rhythm of the skating, it just felt really different. I trained for about three months in the Netherlands and I didn't enjoy it. I couldn't wait for the training sessions to be over. That made me realise, I either have to stop or skate short track." (isu.org, 04 Jun 2020; passionpvss.blogspot.com, 21 Feb 2020)

AUSTRALIA TO HUNGARY
Having previously represented Australia in short track, she switched her sporting allegiances to Hungary in order to advance her skating career. She gained Hungarian citizenship in May 2019 and began competing for her new nation in the 2019/20 season. She had previously trained with the Hungarian short track team for a number of years, and says the lack of training opportunities in Australia was a motivating factor behind her decision to switch allegiances. "I was just at a stage where if I wanted to progress, I had to do something different, and I think the Australian federation understood it. Australia isn't at a point where we have a big training group where I can push myself, and I was tired of constantly having to find other teams to train with. As an Australian it all relied on me. It made me race a little bit more on the safe side. But now I'm trying to take more risks because I have room to do that, and I think that will help me develop in the sport. Since I had trained with them [Hungary] before I pretty much knew everyone, and the women's team in Hungary lost a few older skaters, so there was an opening. It was kind of a perfect timing for me." (isu.org, 04 Jun 2020; passionpvss.blogspot.com, 21 Feb 2020)
 
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer. (owia.org, 30 Apr 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was Australia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (olympics.com.au, 18 Feb 2017)

She was named the 2016 Female Short Track Skater of the Year by Australian Ice Racing. (australianiceracing.org, 03 Oct 2016)

She was presented with the 2010 Australian Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award. (aimforthestars.com.au, 2011)
 
NicknamesD (owia.org, 01 Apr 2014)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Chun Jae-Su. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m8  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m12  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall13  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall18  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m20  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall22  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall24  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m25  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m25  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m30  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m35  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall38  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m16  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m19  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m22  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m22  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m26  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m35  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m73  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m74  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m80  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m86