Cathy Freeman

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Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman (born 16 February 1973) is an Australian former sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres event. Her personal best of 48.63 seconds currently ranks her as the ninth-fastest woman of all time, set while finishing second to Marie-José Pérec's number-four time at the 1996 Olympics. She became the Olympic champion for the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit the Olympic Flame.Freeman was the first Australian Indigenous person to become a Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16 in 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cathy Freeman has received more than 1,580,759 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Cathy Freeman is the 872nd most popular athlete (down from 688th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 268th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Cathy Freeman ranks 872 out of 3,055Before her are Gabriela Szabo, Jan Frodeno, Imrich Bugár, Harry Steevens, Igor Tselovalnikov, and Gail Devers. After her are Dave Albritton, František Čapek, Wang Junxia, Mo Farah, Charles Dumas, and Duncan White.

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Among people born in 1973, Cathy Freeman ranks 278Before her are Adam Scott, Kouta Hirano, Dani Filth, Carmen Ejogo, Júnior, and Óscar Pérez Rojas. After her are Jason Acuña, Keiko Agena, Wang Junxia, Ivica Kralj, Steven Bradbury, and Éric Boullier.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Cathy Freeman ranks 293 out of 790Before her are Lionel Cox (1930), Darren Hayes (1972), Daphne Akhurst (1903), Leigh Whannell (1977), Lauren Jackson (1981), and Claudia Black (1972). After her are Arthur Fadden (1894), Viva Bianca (1983), Steven Bradbury (1973), Earle Page (1880), Luke Mitchell (1985), and Adelaide Kane (1990).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, Cathy Freeman ranks 11Before her are Nick Winter (1894), John Winter (1924), Shirley Strickland (1925), Stan Rowley (1876), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), and Herb Elliott (1938). After her are Norma Croker (1934), John Landy (1930), Robert de Castella (1957), Michael Wenden (1949), Lorraine Crapp (1938), and Ralph Doubell (1945).