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Cathy Freeman

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Cathy Freeman won her first race in primary school - the 80m dash at St Joseph's Primary, Mackay, Queensland. She went on to become Australia's leading athlete of the modern era. Her unforgettable win at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was the highlight of a brilliant career that has included a host of Commonwealth Games medals, two world titles and an Olympic silver medal. Cathy announced her retirement from athletics in July 2003.