Mt Eliza Vic
Ever since I was little I only had one dream – to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true. I'll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games – as I crossed the finish line, it was as if the whole of Australia was cheering for me.
Sometimes I still wonder how it happened. When I was growing up, I felt no different to anyone else. I loved having fun with my brothers, sleeping over at nanna's and going horse riding with my dad. But I especially loved to run. With the help of my family, coaches and teachers, I became the best female 400-metre runner in the world.
I hope you enjoy my story, and that it inspires you to chase after your dreams too!
About The Author
Cathy Freeman won her first race - the 80m dash at St Joseph's Primary, Mackay, Queensland - when she was eight years old. 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.
Mt Eliza Vic
Very inspiring to young sportspeople
Georgia the reader
Australia NSW Sydney
A special book. Quiet emotional and inspiring. Great for a young sportsperson.
South West Rocks
A dissapointment,did not show the true passion and dedication that is Catherine Freeman. It came almost as bullet points rather than really showing the amazing lady that Catherine is.
The Clockmakers Wife
For Ages: 8 - 10 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th March 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.4 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1