Michelle Jenneke is an Australian hurdler and model. She won a silver medal for the 100 m hurdles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and the 100 m hurdles at the 2016 Australian Athletics Championships to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.
Michelle Jenneke was born on June 23, 1993, in Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia. She started training hurdles from the age of 10 at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club.
In March 2010, Michelle Jenneke finished first in the 100 m hurdles, breaking the national 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 of that year, she was on Australia’s team at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, running the 100 m hurdles and the women’s medley relay. Her medal was first Australia won at the Games in athletics.
In July 2012, Michelle 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, was subsequently posted on a video-sharing site, raising her profile around the world. She was selected as a member of Australia’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team, where she came fifth in the final with a time of 13.36 and was the youngest competitor. Michelle Jenneke is the second-fastest 100-meter hurdle woman in Australian history.