Remember Michelle Jenneke? She's the Australian hurdler who set the Internet ablaze last year with her pre-race dance routine. The 20-year old track star was back in the spotlight this week when she broke a hurdle during an appearance on a television show Down Under called "A League of Their Own". The seemingly always upbeat Jenneke — while out of breath — laughed off the goof, claiming she was distracted by another participant showing up on the set.
The web darling wasn't the only Aussie athlete who had an embarrassing moment. With the national cricket team facing India in the first of seven matchups between the two nations, an overzealous James Faulkner attempted to high five Brad Haddin. But instead, the bowler inadvertently poked the wicketkeeper in the left eye, resulting in a most unfortunate injury. Haddin had to leave the game to receive treatment on a scratch to the eye and missed a significant portion of the match (which the side from Down Under won in an upset). "How embarrassing is that? We couldn't even get our high fives right," captain George Bailey joked afterwards. "What about just a handshake? Just take it back to 'well bowled.'"
Finally, hockey players are notoriously tough. But Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green's move against the Edmonton Oilers was a little over-the-top. Literally. When Green tried to check Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu, Joensuu deftly avoided being stood up against the boards — leaving the Caps blue liner to tumble over the boards and into his bench. Perhaps he was inspired by Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter, who introduced us to "Huntering" during Game 2 of the ALCS.
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