William Lockwood will make his second Olympic Games appearance in 2016, as the Australian men’s four look to turn their London silver medal into gold.
The Victorian burst onto the international scene when he claimed a bronze medal in the men’s eight at the 2010 World Championships in New Zealand. In the same year, Lockwood won two World Cup medals, a gold in the men’s four and silver in the men’s eight, before securing a men’s four bronze medal at the U23 World Championships.
Lockwood was paired with dual Olympian, James Chapman, and the pair claimed a silver medal in at the 2011 World Championships, before being selected in a new-look men’s four for the 2012 Olympics with Joshua Dunkley-Smith and legend Drew Ginn.
Before their Games appearance, the four won silver at World Cup II and gold at World Cup III, and successfully secured themselves a ticket to the Olympic final at London. In a nail-biting finish, the Aussies finished just 1.22 seconds behind the British crew to take home Olympic silver.
The 28-year-old has also claimed back-to-back Interstate Kings Cup titles for Victoria men’s eight in 2015 and 2016 at the Sydney International Regatta. Off the water, Lockwood claims to love anything with an engine and loves riding his Harley Davidson bike.
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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- 2012 London - 2nd (M4-)
- 2nd - (M4-) 2016 World Rowing Cup II (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 2nd – (M4-) 2015 World Rowing Championships (Aiguebelette, France)
- 1st - (M4-) 2015 World Rowing Cup III (Lucerne, Switzerland)
- 1st - (M8+) 2014 Sydney World Cup (Sydney, Australia)
- 3rd - (M4-) 2014 Sydney World Cup (Sydney, Australia)
- Silver medal in the mens four at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
- Winning the Interstate regatta Kings Cup for Victoria in the mens eight at the sydney international regatta centre in 2015
- Going back to back in the Interstate regatta Kings Cup for Victoria in the mens eight at the sydney international regatta centre in 2016
- Camberwell Primary School (VIC, Australia)
- Scotch College (VIC, Australia)
Chris O'Brien (2009 - Current)
Melbourne University Boat Club, Melbourne, Australia
RBNTC (Canberra) VIS (Melbourne)
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anglesea, A town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road.
- Favourite music
- To much to list.
- Dream car
- 1966 Chevrolet pick up truck with an LS Conversion or a Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
- Personal Motto
- For those i love i will sacrifice.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Text: Capax Infinitas, Ribs, Capable of the infinite Olympic Rings and motto, Right Bicep, a reminder of a great personal achievement Text: For those i love i will sacrifice, left bicep, my mantra in life
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Trap Shooting
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- 2008 Mens Pair final.
- First Olympic Memory?
- Watching the 2004 Olympic Rowing regatta
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My Dad
- Why this sport?
- Because i love it