Michelle "Shelly" Jenneke (born 23 June 1993) is an Australian hurdler who won a silver medal for the 100m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She received worldwide media attention for her pre-race warm-up dancing.
Jenneke was born in Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia. She attended The Hills Grammar School. In one interview, she described her hobbies as Australian rules football, soccer and handball.
Jenneke has trained with coach Mick Zisti as a hurdler from the age of 10 at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club. She competed at the Canberra hosted 2008 Pacific School Games in the 90 metre and 200 metre hurdles.
In March 2010, Jenneke finished 1st in the 100m hurdles and broke the Australian record in the women's sprint medley relay at the 2010 Australian Junior Championships. She competed in the 2011 Pirtek Athletic Allstars event. In July 2010, Jenneke was in Australia's team at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, running the 100 metres hurdles and the women's medley relay. In the hurdles, she came second with a time of 13.56 and setting a personal best after winning her heat, and the medley relay team came fourth. Her medal was the first Australia won at the Games in athletics.
In 2011, she competed at the New Zealand hosted Cooks Classic. At the 2011 Australian Junior Championships, she had a first place hurdles finish in the under-20 group. In April 2011 she competed at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships and finished third in the 100 metres hurdles behind world champion Sally Pearson.
On 15 July 2012, Jenneke finished fifth in the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships 100 metres hurdles. After the competition, a video on her 100 metres hurdles time trial taken during the heats race, which was subsequently posted on a video sharing site, raised her profile around the world.
In July 2012 videos of Jenneke dancing during her pre-race warmup before the 100-meter hurdles race at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona went viral on YouTube. One clip received 16 million views by the following week and was featured on the American late night talk show, The Tonight Show.
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- ^ Australian Runner Has the World's Sexiest Pre-Race Routine [VIDEO] – Yahoo! News
- ^ Michelle Jenneke, Dancing Australian Hurdler, Wins World Junior Championship 100-Meter Heat (VIDEO) (UPDATED)
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