Cathy Freeman

Events

she was born in Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland

1973

Awarded "Young Australian of the Year".

1990

The first Aborigine to win a gold medal at an international athletics event.

1990

The first Aborigine to represent Australia at the Olympic Games.

1992

Awarded "Australian of the Year".

1998

The first Aborigine to light the Olympic flame.

2000

Cathy Freeman anounces her retirement from competitive running.

2003

Cathy Freeman Foundation.

2011