Date of Birth: 13/11/1995
Club: Olympic Southern Flyers
Coach: Ann Zhang
2014 Winter Olympic Games – 1000m: 9th, 1500m: 26th
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.
At the 2013 World Cups, Lockett secured two quota places for the Olympics in the 1000m and 1500m.