Michelle Jenneke on Women Fitness:
I think any organisation that encourages people whether they are male or female, young or old to get active in life and enjoy it, is doing a great job.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding girl athletes who all are your fans, they shall like to know from you, what they should do for their climb to ladder of success in the field of women athletics ?
Ms. Michelle Jenneke: I think the key is to enjoy yourself and choose a sport or event that you love to do. I think people succeed in the things they love to do more than the things they are just good at. Aspire to be your own personal best, don’t just focus on beating others. Success is more than being the best, it is about achieving your own best.
Not everyone can make it to the top, I myself am a long way from being the best, but I strive to better myself and in doing that I achieve personal success.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How did you feel before and after your memorable win of Silver Medal at Youth Olympic Games 2010 Singapore ?
Ms. Michelle Jenneke: Firstly being selected to represent my country for the first time was a huge surprise and very exciting for me as it was the first year that I had won nationals so I was not expecting to get selected for the small Youth Olympic team. At the time, I had never competed in an international team, so everything was new and exciting and such a wonderful experience and I made great friends on the team.
Before the heats I was pretty excited but not really nervous, I was having the time of my life in the Olympic village and race day was just another great day, I was just so excited just to be there that I had no expectations about how I would go, I just really wanted to achieve a PB. Making the A final was definitely another unexpected surprise, I genuinely did not expect that. On the morning of the final I was pumped, my family, coach and team mates where all cheering me on and the Singapore spectators were really enthusiastic, it was a great atmosphere. When I crossed the line in 2nd place it was incredible, I think I surprised a lot of people that day, including myself. Even my coach was in tears and my family and all the Aussies were going crazy, it was a pretty unforgettable moment.
The Singaporean people were amazing and everyone I passed seems to either congratulate me or wanted an autograph or photo with me, it was amazing. I actually got stopped by so many people that I almost missed my bus back to the Youth Olympic Village, it was crazy but made for such good memories.