Deanna Lockett is a short track speed skater and Winter Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with Steven Bradbury OAM as her Mentor.
Deanna was born in Brisbane in 1995 and first stepped onto the ice as an 8-year-old. It soon became evident that she could skate very fast, so she began training seriously and won her first national title at nine years of age. Such was Deanna’s talent and potential that the family moved to Melbourne in 2010 for Deanna to pursue her skating dreams and train with the national program.
Deanna progressed from club skater to international athlete and represented Australia in 2012 as a 15-year-old. In that World Cup event, she came 11th and made the B Final. One year later, she made the A Final of the 1500m and 1000m at World Cup events in Japan and China, before climbing even higher to claim a bronze medal in the 1500m at the Junior World Championships, and fourth place overall at the championships.
Outstanding results at junior level earned Deanna a place on the Australian team for the Winter Olympic Games in 2014, as well as the team for the Asian Winter Games in 2016. She returned to the Olympic rink in 2018, and in 2019 earned Hungarian citizenship and became part of the Hungarian short track speed skating team.
Honours & Achievements
- 2014: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games – 1500m – 6th in Semi Final 2.
- 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games- 1000m – P.