Freeman


Catherine Astrid Salome "Cathy" Freeman, OAM is an Australian sprinter who was the first Australian Aboriginal person to compete in the Olympic Games. She excelled in the 400-metre dash and in 2000 became the first Australian Aboriginal person to win an individual Olympic gold medal. Freeman is honoured with the titles such as Australian of the Year and World Sportswoman of the Year. In 2007, she established the Catherine Freeman Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on Indigenous children in Australia.

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