Freeman, Cathy (1973–)

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Freeman, Cathy (1973–)

Australian-Aboriginal runner. Born Feb 16, 1973, in Mackay, Australia.

Won the silver medal for the 400 meters in a time of 48.63 at Atlanta Olympics (1996), the 1st Aborigine to earn a medal in an individual event; at World championships, won gold medals for the 400 meters (1997, 1999); lit the cauldron at the Sydney Olympics and won a gold medal for the 400 meters (2000).

See also A Journey Just Begun.

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