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What does Cathy Freeman believe in?
(p. 216) Cathy believes in the afterlife, and that her father and sister were watching over her Olympic victory.
What is Cathy Freemans personal best?
Her personal bests are: 100m – 11.24 (1994), 200m – 22.25 (22.25), 400m – 48.63 (1996). Catherine won 13 Australian titles from 100yds to 400m and set 8 individual Australian (open) records in the 200m and 400m, as well as the 4x400m relay.
Who was Cathy Freeman’s inspiration?
Anne-Marie had severe cerebral palsy and passed away in 1990 but continues being Freeman’s biggest inspiration. “I remember as a 13-year-old there was a stage where I’d just had enough of running and was more interested in being a normal teenager,” she said.
What work has Cathy Freeman done for the community?
Following her retirement in 2003, Cathy pursued interests important to her especially those related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has been involved with a number of charities and community activities including Cottage by the Sea and the Cathy Freeman Foundation.
How fast is Cathy Freeman?
Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman OAM (born 16 February 1973) is an Australian former sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres event. Her personal best of 48.63 seconds currently ranks her as the ninth-fastest woman of all time, set while finishing second to Marie-José Pérec’s number-four time at the 1996 Olympics.
Who was Cathy Freeman and what did she do?
Who can forget the moment that stopped our nation at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. Cathy Freeman, the hugely popular athlete, and favourite for the 400m championship, was cheered to victory by 110,000 spectators at Sydney Olympic Stadium, in what was a stunning performance.
Where did Cathy Freeman grow up in Queensland?
Cathy Freeman was born in Mackay (Queensland) on 16 February, 1973. Her mother is of the Kuku Yalanji people of far north Queensland and along with Cathy’s grandmother was born in the Indigenous community of Palm Island. Cathy’s father was born in Woorabinda and is of the Burri Gubba people of central Queensland.
Why was Cathy Freeman chosen to light the Olympic flame?
Two years later she captured her second world championship title in the 400-metre race. For the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, she was chosen to light the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony, an act some regarded as a move toward Aboriginal reconciliation ( see Cathy Freeman: The Heart of a Nation ).
What was Cathy Freeman’s personal best in the 400 m?
During the 1994 season, Freeman took 1.3 seconds from her 400 m personal best, achieving 50.04 seconds. She also set all-time personal bests in the 100 m (11.24) and 200 m (22.25). Although a medal favorite at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Sweden, Freeman finished fourth.