Cathy Freeman's remarkable career and life

The achievements and life of Cathy Freeman, the Olympic legend named as the sixth ambassador for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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

Source: AAP