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Cathy Freeman Biography

A Difficult Childhood, Competes In Barcelona Olympics, Wins Olympic Silver, Wins Gold At The Sydney OlympicsCONTACT INFORMATION


Australian track and field athlete

Australian runner Cathy Freeman is the first Aborigine ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first to wave the Aboriginal flag at a sporting event. Freeman lit the Olympic flame at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and won a gold medal in the 400 meters at those Games.

Cathy Freeman


Address: c/o Athletics Australia, Suite 22, Fawkner Tower, 431 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne 30004, Victoria, Australia.

Sketch by Kenneth R. Shepherd

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