Cathy Freeman deserves to be placed in Australians sports hall of fame because she is a role model to the younger generations and inspires them to achieve their goals.
Cathy Freeman was born on the 16th of February 1973 and is currently 44 years old. As a child Freeman had always dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal and at the age of eight she ran in her first race competing for the 80 meter sprint which she had won easily. Cathy Freeman was the first Australian Aborigine ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first to wave the Aboriginal flag at a sporting event. She is an Australian sprinter who specialises in the 400 meters event. Her personal best record is 48.63 which currently ranks her as the sixth fastest woman in all time.
In 1990 Freeman competed at her first Auckland Commonwealth Games and became the Aboriginal sprinter to win gold as a member of the 400 metres …show more content…
She has been involved with a number of charities and community activities including Cottage by the Sea — one of Australia’s oldest charities providing seaside respite care to children.
Freeman has her own foundation called the Cathy Freeman Foundation that was established in 2007. This foundation was created to help Indigenous and Non-Indigenous children have the same education standards and opportunities in life.
In conclusion, I believe Cathy Freeman deserves to be placed in the Australian sports hall of fame because she is an amazing role model for young children. Her determination through bullying and discrimination, to still do what she loves and achieve her very best, is inspirational. Through Cathy, many young students are able to learn many important personal values. Cathy pursued through all the odds to achieve her dreams. Cathy was always proud to be an Aboriginal she was proud of who she was and where she came