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Cathy Freeman Biography

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

1973-

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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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Famous Sports StarsTrack and Field