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Australias Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke to Swimsuit Issue

                                                       Michelle Jenneke    
Born: June 23, 1993    
Height: 5ft. 7.75in. tall    
Website: www.michellejeneke.com.au   
Michelle "Shelly" Jenneke is an Australian hurdler, who won a silver medal for the 100 m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. She received worldwide media attention in 2012 for her pre-race warm-up, which involved dancing. In March 2010, Jenneke finished 1st in the 100 m hurdles and broke the Australian record in the women's sprint medley relay at the 2010 Australian Junior Championships. She competed in the 2011 Pirtek Athletic Allstars event. In July 2010, Jenneke was in Australia's team at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, running the 100 m hurdles and the women's medley relay. In the hurdles, she came second with a time of 13.56 and setting a personal best after winning her heat, and the medley relay team came fourth. Her medal was the first Australia won at the Games in athletics. In 2011, she competed at the New Zealand hosted Cooks Classic. At the 2011 Australian Junior Championships, she had a first place hurdles finish in the under-20 group. In April 2011 she competed at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships and finished third in the 100 m hurdles behind world champion Sally Pearson. On 15 July 2012, Jenneke finished fifth in the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships 100 m hurdles. After the competition, a video of her 100 m hurdles taken during the heats race, which was subsequently posted on a video sharing site, raised her profile around the world. Most models spend years trying to make it into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and some never make it but for Michelle, it took was a little dance. Her instant fame earned her many rewards, including an appearance on The Tonight Show as well as a starring role in another viral video. And now Jenneke has reached the pinnacle of accidental worldwide fame -- Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. 


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