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Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke is a sudden internet sensation (video)

Jul 19, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT


And I can’t imagine why. I’ll think about it some more after watching the video below another dozen times or so.

Taken at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona and first brought to our attention by With Leather, here’s video of the 19-year-old Australian hurdler warming up for a race in her own very unique fashion. Everybody dance!


Now with techno dance soundtrack!

Jenneke placed 5th (13.54) in the girl’s 100 meter hurdles final.

Here’s another version of the video in case something happens to the one above:


  1. jon623 - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Hey, that’s not baseball!!

    …and I am completely, entirely okay with that.

  2. oside760 - Jul 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    she’s sexy and she knows it

  3. hemojr - Jul 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Since she isn’t competing in the Olympics, NBC should hire her as an analyst. Anyone who can have that much joy in just getting ready to compete – and is so infectious about it – has a lot of potential for bringing it to the screen.

  4. dondada10 - Jul 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    I would drink her bathwater.

  5. jimguida - Jul 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    I think it is shameful the way you people are ogling this fine athleteHEY, GET THOSE OLD GUYS OUT OF THE PICTURE, THEYRE TAKING UP SCREEN TIME!

  6. racksie - Jul 20, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    Yeah, i don’t get it either. But like you , I will watch it a few more times to try too figure it out. Maybe it’s the intense game face?

  7. skids003 - Jul 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Them Aussies are great.

  8. clickablecontent - Jul 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    … Thank you…

  9. mogogo1 - Jul 23, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    The OTHER reason I like the video is the two teenaged helpers in the green shirts directly behind her who seem completely oblivious to what is going on. They’ve got the same bored teenager expressions you’d see when their parents tried to tell them something at the dinner table. Like it’s commonplace to have the athletes do a full-fledged dance routine during warmups?