Michelle Jenneke is a 5’8″ 23 year old hurdler from Kenthurst Australia. She became an internet sensation when a video of her performing a warm-up routine before a meet in Barcelona went viral in 2012. That video has received over 28 million views and brought Michelle considerable fame. It also got her a nice gig as in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
I have spent the last four years hoping and praying that Michelle Jenneke would qualify for the Rio Olympics just so I could post this video. Heck, I loved it so much (and given that it’s gotten over 28M views evidently a lot of people have), I almost made an executive decision and included her in 2012 since she had qualified for the Junior Olympics.
I got wait to see if NBC shows this video as part of their pre-race coverage (Michelle is in heat two of the 100m hurdles qualifying and is scheduled to go off at 10:12 am this morning, August 16th). I’m dying to see if she’s still doing her warm-up routine. Given her current world ranking (#55), it will be very surprising if she makes it past the qualifying round, so we’ll probably only get one chance to see it.
Here’s Michelle talking about the video.
Some shots of Michelle competing and training.
Here’s a great video production of Michelle by World Star Hip Hop.
Candids and photo shoots
Here’s a bunch of pics of Michelle off the field of competition.
Michelle’s Boob Job?
Just in the last few hours, this picture in particular, along with several others in the gallery above, have ignited an internet troll war with many people suggesting that Michelle must have gotten a boob job. Things have gone all atwitter with lots of her fans coming to her defense suggest people are clueless re the impact a good pushup bra cam make.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Appearance