Cathy Freeman is an Olympic champion, she was born on the 16/2/1973 in Mackay in Queensland. She currently lives in Melbourne. She came into the Olympic spotlight at the 1996 Games, and was the first Aboriginal athlete to represent Australia. At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand It was these games that Cathy won a gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100 metres relay team. With this medal win, she became the first female Australian Aboriginal to win a gold medal at an international athletics event. It was the 1992 Olympics were Cathy ran the race of her life, the 400m making her the sixth fastest women over the distance in history although it was not enough for gold. It was that silver metal made her the most successful Australian runner at Olympic level. The events she competes in are 100m, 200m and 400m. She trains twice daily (except on Sundays). Her interests and hobbies are Horse-riding, dancing, travelling, spending time with family and friends. Cathy Freeman is known from her incredible athletic talent, she was also named Australian of the year in 1997, making her the first person to have been honoured with both the Young Australian and Australian of the Year awards. In researching Cathy I found some of her many outstanding gold medal stats; 100m / 11.24
200m / 22.25
400m / 48.63
I also found some on Cathy's favourite things; Favourite sport (besides athletics): AFL Football Favourite Food: Pasta, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Seafood Favourite Smell: Red Roses________________________ Favourite Holiday Destination: Broome, Western Australia_ Favourite Band(s): Live, Savage Garden, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus Favourite Athletic Track: Monte Carlo
Cathy says her greatest influence on her career was her parents.
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