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Cathy Freeman. As Australia’s first Aboriginal track and field athlete to represent Australia at the Olympics (in 1992), Cathy Freeman, born February 16, 1973, has broken boundaries no one believed possible in a country riddled with deep-rooted racism against its own natives.

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cathy freeman

Cathy Freeman

As Australia’s first Aboriginal track and field athlete to represent Australia at the Olympics (in 1992), Cathy Freeman, born February 16, 1973, has broken boundaries no one believed possible in a country riddled with deep-rooted racism against its own natives.

Although her running career stats read like a page out of that of any historical world-class athlete, she has still been met with a mix of controversy and praise thanks to her unbridled overt passion towards her heritage.

At the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Cathy took her victory lap with the Aboriginal flag draped over her shoulders and then later added the Australian flag. It was a public proclamation of Aboriginal rights and a powerful political statement.

Among a plethora of awards and commendations, Cathy has been named the 2000 Laureus Female Athlete of the Year, regarded as the sporting equivalent of an Oscar.

She is a fearless promoter of her Aboriginal culture, Cathy Freeman regularly proves to the world with her unbridled talent and boundless determination that natural skill and personal will can overcome any amount of prejudice.