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Deanna Lockett

Australia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTAUS21311199501
NOCAustralia
Born13 Nov 1995 in Brisbane 
GenderWomen
ResidenceNetherlands
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.270 09 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:28.819 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:20.668 05 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    3000m 5:30.990 31 Aug 2013 Melbourne  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Deanna-Lockett-1376601232551795/  
twitter.com/Deannalockett  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I like getting out of the Australian heat, and fell in love with skating."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age nine in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. She took up long track speed skating after the 2017/18 season.  
Name of coachDesly Hill, AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
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 informationSWITCHING TRACK
After being a two-time Olympian in short track speed skating, she is aiming to qualify in long track for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "As many people know, anything can happen in short track and sometimes it can go in your favour and other times it doesn't. It's what I love and also hate about the sport. You can only be an Olympic athlete for a short time. So have no regrets." After training for a couple of years in Republic of Korea for short track, she moved to the Netherlands to join an international group of long track speed skaters trained by Desly Hill. (Facebook page, 18 Jun 2018; passionpvss.blogspot.com, 25 May 2018)

NATIONAL FIRST
Her bronze medal at the 2017/18 World Cup event in Budapest, Hungary, was Australia's first 1500m short track World Cup medal. (isu.org, 18 Dec 2017)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (owia.org, 30 Apr 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)
 
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer. (owia.org, 30 Apr 2017)  
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  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m12  
    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  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m16  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m18  
    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  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m25  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m73  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m74  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m80