Michelle Jenneke jiggled, smiled, launched out of the blocks and blitzed her warmth to cannon into the ladies’s 100m hurdles closing on the Commonwealth Video games on Friday.
The 29-year-old Australian favorite did not win her warmth, as a substitute accumulating second in an all-conditions private better of 12.63 (+2.4), however she was up towards the raring-hot favorite for the title.
Unsurprisingly, Jenneke’s warmth was received by Nigerian Tobi Amusan, who final month seized the world document and have become the world champion.
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Jenneke led the race for a quick second earlier than Amusan, who received in 12.40, streaked away.
“I used to be truly stunned I used to be along with her early. I do not understand how laborious she was pushing it, she will be able to go rather a lot quicker than that, she’s fairly unimaginable,” Jenneke advised Seven.
“Actually proud of that … I am within the form of my life, clearly. It is simply actually thrilling, and I nonetheless really feel like I’ve acquired somewhat bit extra within the tank. So, we’ll see how we go in a few days.”
An lively pre-race dance on the 2012 World Junior Championships despatched Jenneke viral.
She bombed out within the opening spherical on the 2016 Rio Olympics and has suffered a sequence of accidents, however she’s again to her greatest and remains to be doing the dance.
“Actually, I really feel like I run my greatest after I’m glad and relaxed and simply soaking all of it up,” Jenneke stated.
“I am not somebody who likes to be tremendous targeted on what I am doing … that is what works for me and so that is what I do.”
Jenneke’s private greatest is the 12.66 she recorded ultimately month’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene, which noticed her end fifth in her semi-final.
Jenneke shall be joined within the Commonwealth Video games closing by compatriot Celeste Mucci, who completed third in her warmth in 12.96, matching her private greatest.
Jenneke and Mucci will contest the decider at 7.25pm on Sunday (AEST).
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