Women’s high hurdles is not usually a high profile event in sports, even at the Summer Olympics . . . but it may be, in four years in Barcelona thanks to young Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke. In the video below, you’ll see that Michelle has, shall we say, a unique way of warming up. And it must work because she won her heat at the IAAF World Junior Championship last weekend very easily.
WARNING: You may spend most of the day watching this video over and over again once you see it.
Additional details from our favorite UK tabloid, the Daily Mail:
A young Australian hurdler is taking the Internet by storm with a warm-up dance she performed during the IAAF World Junior Championship last weekend in Barcelona. To shake off pre-race jitters, Michelle Jenneke, wearing a bright green ribbon in her hair, smiles as she hops up and down, wiggling her hips and waving to the crowd. The 19-year-old’s warm-up routine has had nearly 133,000 views since it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, with Twitter users labelling her ‘The Hottest Hurdler Ever’.