Top 12 best result at Short Track World titles
13 March 2017
SHORT TRACK: Deanna Lockett and Andy Jung have come away from the World Short Track Championships in Rotterdam ranked 12th in the 1500m and 500m events respectively.
Lockett’s best result in the 1500m saw her qualify first out of the heats then second in her quarter-final. Unfortunately, she was relegated to the B Final after the semi-final and had to settle for 6th place and 12th overall.
In the 1000m Lockett ended up 16th overall and was 30th in the 500m, and combined with her 1500m achieved an overall world ranking of 18th.
PyeongChang is not far from Lockett’s mind and prior to the World Championships the Sochi Olympian said that the Asian Winter Games was helpful.
“The Asian Winter Games did give a little taste of the Olympic atmosphere and did remind me of the Olympic hype of what is yet to come for PyeongChang," Lockett said.
"I still have the job ahead of me to qualify next season so I don't like to think too far ahead. I want to enjoy the whole process.”
Andy Jung also recorded a top 12 world ranking with his best racing in the 500m where made it through the heats and into the quarter finals.
Jung made it through the prelims for the 1500m and into the heats but wasn’t able to replicate that in the 1000m. His overall world ranking came in at 30th.
“It has been a good season with some good races and lessons I have learnt. I'm excited for the next season,” Jung said.
Sochi Olympian Pierre Boda did not have the World Championship he was hoping for, placing 35th in the 500m and 1500m, plus 34th in the 1000m earning him an overall world ranking of 35th.
“This year has been tough with many changes,” Boda admitted.
“I have managed to keep grounded and work hard.”