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Rising Aussie athlete Tiahna Skelton resisted the temptation to perform a little jig on the start line when she fronted up to race her longtime 100m hurdles idol Michelle Jenneke earlier this year.
Ten years earlier, as a nine-year-old Little As runner from Maitland, NSW, Skelton won a regional race in the 80m hurdles and first met her idol Jenneke, then a teenager, who was on hand to present her with the gold medal.
Skelton was overjoyed because a couple of months earlier Jenneke first performed her famous dance on the start line while representing Australia at the 2012 World Junior Track and Field Championships in Barcelona.
The cameras caught it. Her youthful exuberance, combined with her vivacious smile and model good looks, made the jig go viral and made her a global social media sensation.
As a nine-year-old in Sydney NSW, hurdler Tiahna Skelton met her internet sensation idol Michelle Jenneke when she presented her with a gold medal
Roll 10 years forward and the pair met again, this time as rivals vying for the national 100m hurdles title, which the dancing queen Jenneke won
Two months later she had half a million followers on Instagram and was modelling.
Skelton was one of those fans.
Roll forward 10 years and Jenneke is