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1998 Australian of the Year World Champion Athlete
DOB: 16 / Feb / 1973
Cathy Freeman, Olympic 400m gold medallist was awarded with Australian of the Year in 1998. Cathy was also awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2001. Cathy established the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007 with the vision of bridging the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, ensuring they all share a strong sense of self-belief and access to opportunities in life.