Catherine Freeman, Order of Australia Medal, is one of Australia's most admired and respected athletes. Catherine has not been an overnight success. She has achieved her goals through hard work, commitment and natural talent becoming a world-class athlete and winning the ultimate prize in any sport -- an Olympic gold medal. Four billion people watched Catherine light the Olympic cauldron at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games -- cementing her position on the world stage. As one of Australia's most popular personalities, Catherine is recognised for her modesty, free spirit and passion for her family and country. Catherine is passionate about aboriginal culture and strives to assist and support indigenous causes wherever possible. As part of her committment to caring, Catherine has agreed to take part in the World AIDS Campaign 2001.
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