Cathy Freeman

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Cathy Freeman didn’t care about be rich or famous she just wanted to have a loving family and a life she would not regret. Cathy has had an up and down relationship status. She first fell for her manager Nick Bideau of six years; they broke up because it was too hard on her but Nick still stayed her manager and her friend. In 1999 Freeman married a Nike executive, Sandy Bodecker who was 20 years older than her. After her success in Sydney she took a break to nurse Bodecker through a bout of throat cancer between May-October 2002. In February 2003 Cathy announced their separation. Later that year, Freeman began dating Australian actor Joel Edgerton whom she initially met at the 2002 TV Week Logies. Their relationship ended in early 2005.…show more content…
Freeman was appointed as an Ambassador for Cottage by the Sea. Cottage by the Sea is one of Australia’s oldest charities and each year provides short-term beachside holidays and respite care for more than 900 children and families in need. Cathy Freeman has received quit an amount of awards and she has achieved many achievements. In 1990 she won a gold medal for the 4x100 meter relay. In 1991 she was awarded Young Australian of the Year. 1992 she was the first Australian Aboriginal to compete in the Olympic Games. In the year 1994 won gold at the commonwealth games in Canada for the 200 and 400 metre. 1996 she won silver medal and her personal best for the 400 metre.1997 at the World Athletic Championships she won gold in the 400 metres. In 1998 she was awarded Australian of the Year. 1999 she won gold again in the 400 metre at the World Athletic Championships. In 2000 her image was beamed into millions of homes around the world when she became the first competing athlete to be invited to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. She then went on the win the gold medal in than 400 metre – her dream had come true. On July 15 2003 Catherine Freeman announced her retirement from competitive running and now she concentrates her time on making a difference to others through the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The ‘Cathy Freeman Foundation’ (CFF) is a foundation that was started in 2007 was a way for Freeman to

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