Aussie Michelle Jenneke the world's favourite new hurdler
July 20, 2012 11:23AM
LOOK out Sally Pearson - there is another Aussie hurdler stealing your spotlight and she likes to flaunt it.
Emerging 19-year-old Michelle Jenneke, who hails from Sydney, has become worldwide internet sensation after some very interesting dance moves at last weekend's Barcelona World Junior Championships.
While she completely dominated her women's 100-metre hurdle event, it's Jenneke's sexy warm-up dance - which included wiggling her hips and shimmying - that's made her famous around the Web.
The footage has gone viral and has become a YouTube sensation - with the most popular video one of her moving to a catchy dance tune.
It has gone everywhere, even USA Today - which described the footage as "unique way of stretching."
And before she can be accused of self promotion, it should be noted it appears she does not have a Facebook or Twitter account.
Sadly, Jenneke - who comes from Kenthurst in Sydney's northwest and attended The Hills Grammar School - failed to qualify for the London Games.
In an old interview, the teenager - who has a hurdling PB of 13.39 - describes her hobbies as soccer, AFL and handball.
She also loves hanging out with her friends, tree climbing and taking care of her several pet dogs and cats.
As far back as she can remember, she has had a passion for hurdling, even lining up teddy bears for jumping practice at her parent’s home when she was very young.