• Cathy Freeman walks a lap of honour, carrying the Australian and Aboriginal Flags, after winning Gold in the Womens 400m Finals. (AAP PHOTO/Dean Lewins). (DIG)Source: DIG
As we reflect on the anniversary of Cathy Freeman's milestone victory at the 2000 olympics this weekend, here are some songs that celebrate the champion spirit.
Emily Nicol

24 Sep 2016 - 5:12 PM  UPDATED 24 Sep 2016 - 9:49 PM

Briggs - The Children Came Back

In this powerful track, which reference's Archie Roach's 'Took The Children Away' Briggs is joined by Gurrumul and Dewayne EverettSmith to  pay homage to the strength and resilience of the greats in our culture, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman.

 Jason Owen - I Won't Back Down

Country music rising star Jason Owen cover's Tom Petty's classic song here, it takes an attitude of perseverance no matter what to achieve greatness. 

Jessica Mauboy - When You Believe 

A beautiful version of this inspirational song by Jessica Mauboy from her Australian Idol days. 

Casey Donovan - Listen with Your Heart

Casey Donovan's biggest hit is a classic inspirational song. 


We would love to hear from you! Tell us what song by an Indigenous artist would you choose for a playlist celebrating champions?