Richard Lockhart
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Born (1963-01-03) 3 January 1963 (age 58)
Wellington, New Zealand
Sport
SportSwimming

Richard Lockhart (born 3 January 1963) is a New Zealand swimmer. He competed in two events at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] Lockhart also represented New Zealand in the 1983, 1985 and 1987 World Student Games.[2]

Biography

In 1986, Lockhart competed in 100 and 200 Breaststroke at the XIII Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the 100 Breaststroke, he swam a time of 1:06.74 earning him 13th place overall.[3] In the 200 Breaststroke, he swam a time of 2:25.50 earning him 13th place behind fellow New Zealand swimmer Grant Forbes (2:24.89). [4] In the same year, he also competed at the 1986 FINA World Swimming Championships held in Madrid.

During the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, Lockhart competed in the men's 100 meter and 200 meter Breaststroke events. During the 100 Breaststroke, Lockhart finished 46th out of 61 competitors.[5] In the 200 Breaststroke, he finished 36th out of 53 competitors.[5]

In 1990, Lockhart returned to the XIV Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand swimming the 100 and 200 Breaststroke as well as the Breaststroke leg on the 4x100 men's Medley Relay. In the 100 Breaststroke he finished in 10th place overall with a time of 1:05.05.[6] During the 200 Breaststroke, he finished 10th with a time of 2:23.46 just ahead of fellow countryman Grant Forbes (2:23.53). [7] Later in 1990, Lockhart retired from swimming.[2]

After a 14 year break, Lockhart continues to swim today in masters events and has competed at the past two World Masters Games (2009 and 2013) where he claimed six gold medals in the pool. In 2014 Lockhart was named New Zealand Masters Swimmer of the Year at the annual Swimming New Zealand Awards.[8]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Richard Lockhart Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Amstel, Liesl Ploos van. "NZMS Swimmer of the Year - Richard Lockhart".
  3. ^ "Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men Edinburgh 1986 | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com.
  4. ^ "Swimming 200m Breaststroke - Men Edinburgh 1986 | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com.
  5. ^ a b "Richard Lockhart". New Zealand Olympic Team. 9 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men Auckland 1990 | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com.
  7. ^ "Swimming 200m Breaststroke - Men Auckland 1990 | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com.
  8. ^ "Team Parkinson's New Zealand". www.swimming.org.nz.