Woman Freeman, Catherine (Cathy) Astrid Salome
- Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Olympian and Track and field athlete
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Catherine (Cathy) Freeman was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1973. In 1994 she became the first Aboriginal sprinter to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She went on to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000. She was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and the Centenary Medal in 2001; she also received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2001. Cathy Freeman retired from competition in 2003.
- Freeman, Cathy, Born To Run: My Story, Puffin Books, Camberwell, Victoria, 2007. Details
- 'Biography', in Cathy Freeman: The Official Cathy Freeman Website, http://www.cathyfreeman.com.au/biography. Details
- 'Freeman, Catherine (Cathy) Astrid Salome', The Australian Women's Register, National Foundation for Australian Women, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE1088b.htm. Details
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 'It's An Honour: Australia Celebrating Australians', http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/. Details