Michelle Jenneke, the dancing hurdler, has gone viral. The 19-year-old Australian dominated the IAAF World Junior Championship in Barcelona last weekend. She won’t be competing in London, but might just be warming up for Rio in 2016.
Michelle Jenneke Biography
(Source) Michelle Jenneke was born June 23rd, 1993 so she just turned 19 years old early in the summer. She was born and grew up in Kenthurst, Australia which is a suburb northwest of Sydney where she attended The Hills Grammar School all the way up through grade 12.
Michelle competes in the 100 meter high hurdles for the Australian national Olympics team, and she runs the 4×100 relays as well. The most notable finishes in international events so far include a 5th place finish at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2012, and a second place finish at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 when she was 17 years old. You can catch up on her athletic profile over here.
Although the 100 meter race is her main event, Michelle excels in a variety of track and field sports. She can jump into any man’s arms with her excellent skills at the triple jump and long jump, and if he gets out of hand she can throw a mean discus or shot put at him. Luckily the men who pursue her will never get a javelin in the heart because she doesn’t throw spears.