The achievements and life of Cathy Freeman, the Olympic legend named as the sixth ambassador for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
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19 May 2017 - 2:14 PM  UPDATED 19 May 2017 - 2:14 PM

CATHY FREEMAN'S CAREER AND LIFE

* Age: 44

* Lives: Melbourne

* Born: Mackay, Queensland

* Sport: Athletics (200m and 400m)

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

* Olympics

* Sydney 2000 Games - 400m - Gold

* Atlanta 1996 Games - 400m - Silver

* World Championships

* Seville 1999 - 400m - Gold

* Athens 1997 - 400m - Gold

* Gothenburg 1995 - 4x400m - Bronze

* Commonwealth Games

* Manchester 2002 - 4x400m - Gold

* Victoria 1994 - 400m - Gold

* Victoria 1994 - 200m - Gold

* Victoria 1994 - 4x100m - Silver

* Auckland 1990 - 4x100m - Gold

Personal bests

* 400m - 48.63sec - Atlanta (USA) - 29 July 1996

* 200m - 22.25sec (+1.3) - Victoria (CAN) - 26 August 1994

* 100m - 11.24sec (+1.1) - Brisbane (AUS) - 5 February 1994

OTHER HONOURS

* Awarded Australian of the Year in 1998

* Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) 2001

* Laureus Sportswoman of the Year 2001

* Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2001

* Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction in 2005