Presentation on theme: "A BIOGRAPHY by EJ Why she is famous? Cathy Freeman was invited to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games 2000. She."— Presentation transcript:
Why she is famous? Cathy Freeman was invited to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games 2000. She won the gold medal in the 400m, her dream had come true.
The early years Catherine’s early childhood- She had having a lot of fun running around and playing with her siblings and friends. From an early age she realised that she not only loved to run, but that she was good at it. Catherine (Cathy) Freeman was born on 16th February in Mackay, Queensland.
Achievements She became the first female Australian Aboriginal to win a gold medal at an international athletics event 1991 awarded Young Australian of the Year 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain - the first Australian Aboriginal to represent Australia at an Olympics 1996 Olympics Games Atlanta, USA –personal best 48.63 seconds 1998 awarded Australian of the Year
Games, Medals & Championships 1990 Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand – Gold 4 x 100 metres relay team. 1994 Commonwealth Games, Victoria, Canada – Gold in the 200m and 400m. 1996 Olympics Games Atlanta, USA – Silver medal 1997 World Athletic Championships, Athens, Greece – gold 400m. 1999 World Athletic Championships Seville, Spain – Gold 400m.
Hobbies / interest Her favourite hobby is running because she loves it and she has won lots of medals She is a very fast runner, she always comes first in long distance and short distance Name a distance and she can do it she’s very good at it
On 15 July 2003 Catherine Freeman announced her retirement from competitive running. She now concentrates her time on making a difference to others through the Cathy Freeman Foundation Cathy’s recent activities