Just 0.068 seconds separated Lockett from a podium finish, and with her strength and improved tactical and strategic aspects of her racing, confidence is growing that a place on the podium may not be far away.
The result marks personal best for Lockett in the 1500 metres and sees her climb to sixth overall in the World Cup standings.
Lockett was also in action competing in the 1000 metres event, where she was unable to progress beyond the Quarter Finals finishing in 14th place.
Pierre Boda was in action in the Men’s 500 metre Repechage heats and progressed through to the Repechage Semi Finals where he finished fourth, just missing out on a Quarter Final spot. Boda finished in an overall placing of 21st.
Boda also made it through to the Repechage Semi Finals of the 1000 metres, where he finished second, just missing out on a Quarter Final berth. Boda skated well finishing in a time of one minute 31.363 seconds and an overall finish of 19th.
Coach Anthony Barthell was pleased with Pierre’s performance and improvement in controlling races and utilising the track more.
In the Men’s 1500 metres, both Nate Henry and Armstrong Lazenby just failed to progress from the Repechage heats, finishing third in each of their heats and an overall finish of 31st and 32nd places.
Nate Henry also competed in the second 500 metres event in Shanghai, where he advanced through to the repechage Quarter Finals, and a final placing of 24th.
The OWIA Short Track Speed Skating Team now heads to Seoul, Korea, for the fourth World Cup of the season which will take place next weekend.
IMAGE: The OWIA Short Track Speed Skating Team in Shanghai