Michelle Jenneke NOT in the Olympics.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Olympics!
This video of hurdler Michelle Jenneke went viral this week and I thought "Cool! An Olympic athlete goes viral!" but actually she will NOT be in the Olympics.
Michelle "Shelly" Jenneke is a 19-year-old from New South Wales, Australia, where she trained from the age of 10 on at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club. Photos of her are all over the website, and she owns a bunch of the club's girls hurdling records. She was a part of Australia's delegation at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, running the 100 meter hurdles and the women's medley relay; in the hurdles, she came in 2nd, and the medley relay team came in 4th.
Apparently she is "one of the most bubbly athletes on the Australian Youth Olympics Team on a normal day." Going into the 2012 Barcelona World Junior Championships, she was one of Australia's best hopes for a medal, and she didn't disappoint, taking the gold.
She does smoke the competition in the above video.
She slowed down at the end.
so a future Olympian?
It's certainly possible.
I don't know what the probability of the world junior championship medalist making it to the Olympics in four years, though.
What's interesting about her is that her video went viral a week before the Olympics -- instead of any number of talented Olympic athletes!
The Internet is pretty obsessed with her, from BuzzFeed...
...to Imgur. What the heck is she eating in this image?
She is fairly attractive.
I first heard of usain bolt when he was 16 years old, 6 years before he would win in Beijing.
He was a world junior champion in the 200m.
She is more than fairly attractive. =p
The world and the internet both prefer hotties.
Examples are Hope Solo and Ryan Lochte:
2012 Olympics, baby!!
Some other Olympics pages you might enjoy:
2012 Olympic Athletes (in The Atlantic)
Missy Franklin (swimming)
McKayla Maroney vault (Gymnastics)
Destinee Hooker (Volleyball)
Wu Mixnia (Diving)
Victoria Pendleton (cycling)
Leryn Franco (Javelin)
Jordyn Wieber (gymnastics)
Anna Chicherova (High Jump)
Ebba Jungmark (High Jump)
Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang (Table Tennis)
Holley Mangold (Weightlifter)
Zoe Smith (Weightlifter)
Samantha Wright (Weightlifter)
Jenny Fletcher (Triathlete)
Ali Tetrick (Cyclist)
Anna Tunnicliffe (Sailing)
Michelle Jenneke in the rain
Some facts about Michelle Jenneke you didn't know:
1. She's 19. (born June 23, 1993)
2. She prefers to be called Shelly.
3. She didn't qualify for London 2012, but watch for Shelly in Rio 2016!
And here's more great Michelle Jenneke images and gifs:
Michelle Jenneke is a worldwide sensation. One more time...
19-year-old Kirani James won the Olyympic 400 today, he was World Junior Champ TWO years ago. This year's champ, Santos, was second today. Solomon from Australia made that final, he's 19.
But none of them do ANYTHING like... this!
Terry, you got that right. :)
It's interesting to me what a wide range of ages compete in Olympic track and field.
Some teenagers, lots of 20something's, and some 30something's, too.
best pandawhale convo ever
Thank you Jared! The Internet is enjoying this page, too.
hottest girl ever and she knows how to dance too, by the way she also dressed up as Wonder Woman
She makes a great Wonder Woman, because everyone wonders what she'll do next.
Michelle Jenneke as Wonder Woman:
We expect that Michelle Jenneke costumes will be big for Halloween 2012.
Or perhaps Allison Stokke...
Congrats to Michelle Jenneke on the Sports Illustrated SI Swimsuit shoot:
And many more gifs: