This week we had our athletics try outs. So I thought it would be appropriate for me to tell you about Cathy Freeman in my blog post.
Cathy Freeman was an Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400m event.
Cathy Freeman was the first indigenous Australian to become a Commonwealth Games gold medallist at the age of 16.
At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Cathy won gold in both the 200m and 400m sprint. She also won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Championships, in the 400 m event. Cathy also lit the torch in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Cathy Freeman founded the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The Foundation works with four remote indigenous communities to close the gap in education between indigenous and non-indigenous Australian children.