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Australian Athlete Michelle Jenneke stirs internet in bikini photo

BY Muhammad Noman Aug 19, 2022. 06:11 pm

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When Michelle Jenneke posted a picture of herself from vacation wearing a two-piece swimsuit, it went viral online.

The Australian is enjoying the weather in Europe after becoming famous throughout the world for her dance routines in the starting blocks.

The photo of Jenneke, 29, standing in water up to her waist in Santorini, Greece, was posted on her social media sites while she was on vacation following the Commonwealth Games.

Michelle Jenneke

She captioned the photo simply: “Safe to say I’m enjoying my time off.”

More than 2,700 “likes” had been given to the post in less than 24 hours as fan comments about the hurdler’s physique poured in.

The hurdles star, whose pre-race jig at the 2012 World Junior Championships immediately established itself as her signature, earned the right to compete in Australia once more after a terrible string of injuries threatened to destroy her track career.

When the team was announced, Jenneke took to social media to share her joy at being back in the green and gold.

“This one is special. To be back representing my country after a few years of injury is honestly pretty unbelievable. Huge thank you to my team who stuck with me during some tough moments and have made this season possible. Proud to be back in the green & gold at my 3rd Comm Games,” she wrote.

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Even though she was only 0.02 seconds slower than her personal best and with a headwind, it wasn’t enough to earn her a medal since she faded in the final 40 meters.

The gold medal was won by Tobi Amusan, the defending champion, world champion, and Games record holder, in a time of 12.30 seconds.

While Jenneke’s timing of 12.68 seconds was only 0.03 seconds slower than the previous Games record, all three of the top runners broke it in a sprint.

Jenneke would be pleased with the outcome and confident as she started her preparation for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, Australian sports legend Tamsyn Manou remarked on Channel 7 after the event.

Even though she was only 0.02 seconds slower than her personal best and with a headwind, it wasn’t enough to earn her a medal since she faded in the final 40 meters.

The gold medal was won by Tobi Amusan, the defending champion, world champion, and Games record holder, in a time of 12.30 seconds.

While Jenneke’s timing of 12.68 seconds was only 0.03 seconds slower than the previous Games record, all three of the top runners broke it in a sprint.

Jenneke would be pleased with the outcome and confident as she started her preparation for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, Australian sports legend Tamsyn Manou remarked on Channel 7 after the event.

Jenneke suffered yet another cruel ending after narrowly missing out on a bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Games by only 0.1 seconds.

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The competition was fierce this time around, as five of the runners also competed in the World Championships final that took place in Oregon last month.

“I would have liked another PB, but it wasn’t to be today,” Jenneke told Channel 7 after the race. “To back up my run from worlds, go fast with a slight headwind there … so really happy with that performance. It’s just tough when you’re racing a field of that quality.

“That’s the fastest race there has ever been at the Commonwealth Games.”

Michelle Jenneke

She told reporters: “Fifth in the Commonwealth probably doesn’t sound quite that impressive, but I tell you what, with that field, it really is.”

She went on to say how happy she is that she has resurrected her career after so many injury set backs in recent years in an emotional moment reflecting on her comeback.

“I had a pretty rough two years. There were times people in my inner circle were saying to me, ‘Are you sure you want to be doing this?’ And I was just saying back to them, ‘I’ve got more in me’. It shows that I have and I’m really glad I could show the world what I’m capable of,” she said.

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