Cathy Freeman is an icon of Australian athletics. She won the gold medal for 400m sprint at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the first Aboriginal woman to win a gold medal in athletics at an Olympics.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Cathy Freeman is the only person to be awarded the Young Australian of the Year and the Australian of the Year.
The Aussie Big Achievers series of books are a fun and educational way for children to learn about some of Australia’s most interesting and inspiring people who have helped shape our nation. Each book encourages children to always believe in themselves and never give up on their dreams.