10/15/2013 03:51 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2013

Michelle Jenneke Breaks Hurdle, Falls During TV Appearance (VIDEO)

Michelle Jenneke couldn't dance out of this one. The Australian track and field celebrity, known for her playful warmup moves before a race last year, smashed a hurdle in two and fell to the stage during a recent appearance on Australian TV.

Jenneke was jumping over the barrier (watch above) as it rotated in a circle on sports variety show "A League of Their Own" when she took her tumble. She appeared embarrassed and short of breath as she explained how she got distracted by someone on the set appearing in a running outfit.

Jenneke recently healed from a hamstring injury and couldn't have been thrilled about an accident that might have sidelined her again. But the ever-smiling athlete and Internet pinup girl was just fine after her tumble and remained a good sport.

Earlier this month, Jenneke competed at the Australian University Games, taking first in the 100 meters (12.14 seconds) and first in her specialty, the 100-meter hurdles (13.82). She also grabbed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of nearly 39 feet.

(Hat tip, Sports Grid)