Australian Sprinter Michelle Jenneke is now known for something other than her athletic ability.
Oh yeah, and she won her heat.
Michelle Jenneke, a 19-year-old Australian hurdler, put on a performance during last week’s IAAF World Junior Championship in Barcelona – but it had nothing to do with her athletic ability.
No, it was her racy – if not sexy – warm-up routine prior to stepping into her blocks.
Before cruising to a win in her 100-metre hurdle heat at the world juniors, multiple cameras caught Jenneke, who hails from Sydney, doing a provocative pre-race dance that sent the world’s social media scene into a frenzy.
A YouTube video posted this week is approaching 2 million clicks as people flock to take in the athlete Australian media outlet Sky News said “set hearts ablaze” this month.
Jenneke failed to qualify for the London Games after coming 5th in the competition’s final heat.