Australian Short Track Coach Anthony Barthell has been impressed with Lockett’s racing since returning from her enforced layoff due to illness.
“Deanna is doing really well with her comeback,” Barthell said. “Racing has changed this season and some new faces are reaching the podium; she’s doing really well asserting herself in that group of skaters.”
In the Men’s 500 metres, Andy Jung was the best performed athlete, finishing 19th overall, after being eliminated in the Repechage Semi-Final. Michael Pickup finished 44th, while Liam O’Brian was 46th; both not progressing from the rep heats.
Jung and Pickup were also in action in the first of the 1000 metre races, eventually finishing 28th and 31st respectively.
Pierre Boda did qualify for the quarter finals, where he finished fourth, meaning an overall placing of 16th.
In the second of the 1000 metres, Boda was once again the best performed of the Australian athletes finishing 26th, with Keanu Blunden 31st.
Our men’s 5000 metre relay team finished fourth in their heat in a time of seven minutes 18.231 seconds, missing out on a spot in the next round.
IMAGE: Training snap captured by ISA president Frank Anderson of the team preparing for the World Cup in Dordrecht, Netherlands.