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Queenslanders make Australia proud in PyeongChang

23 February 2018

It’s been an intense few days for our Queenslanders competing in PyeongChang at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Jackie Narracott and Deanna Lockett delivered proud performances in the women’s skeleton and short track speed skating events, yet fell short of their Olympic goals.

Jackie Narracott held high hopes for her Olympic debut, looking to finish in the top 10 and secure Australia’s best result in the women’s skeleton. Following a very successful first run which clocked a time of 52.53, Jackie was immediately placed 15th. However, her contentment was short-lived following a slightly slower second run which saw her placed 16th at the end of the first night of competition.

The next day, the top 20 athletes competed for high stakes in the third and fourth run. With these stakes came minor slip-ups which Jackie believes cost her a top 10 finish.

Deanna Lockett’s second Olympic campaign came to an abrupt end on Tuesday night having received a penalty in her heat of the women’s 1,000m short track speed skating event. Only three nights prior in her pet 1,500m race did Deanna qualify second in her heat and progress to the semi-final where she placed 6th and missed the top four qualifying spots.

Both Jackie and Deanna made their country extremely proud and we look forward to welcoming them home to Queensland upon their return from PyeongChang.

Last updated
23 February 2018