Rewatch the sexy dance that made Olympic hurdler Michelle Jenneke a viral video star

Rewatch the sexy dance that made Olympic hurdler Michelle Jenneke a household name.

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke was a breakout athlete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. And even if you can't recall her race, we're sure you can remember her famous warm-up dance. It includes a little jiggling and a lot of hip shaking. Ring any bells? 

Let us refresh your memory. Leading up to the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Michelle became an instant Internet sensation for her pre-race shake—which looked even hotter in slow-motion. We jumped on the bandwagon, inviting Michelle to appear in the 2013 SI Swimsuit issue alongside fellow athletes like surfer Alana Blanchard and field hockey players Eva De Goede and Ellen Hoog

"I wouldn't say that I really came up with it," she told us in 2013. "It's just something that sort of happened in one of my races. Someone got ahold of the footage and decided to post it on YouTube. And somehow it racked up a lot of hits."

That's an understatement if we ever heard one. Three years later and we still can't get enough of Michelle's killer dance moves.

Be sure to watch Michelle's warm up (and race) next Tuesday when she competes in the 100-meter hurdles in Rio. And don't miss a beat during the Summer Games! Follow's Olympic coverage at, on Twitter and on Facebook

BONUS: See some of Michelle's hottest moments from SI Swimsuit and beyond!


SI Staff