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Welcome back, Cathy Freeman


Cathy Freeman makes a return to sport in support of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.


At just 17 years-old Cathy Freeman ran her way into the history books at the Auckland 1990 Commonwealth Games when she became the first female Aboriginal ever to win Gold.

But in 2002 Freeman competed in her last Commonwealth Games in Manchester before retiring, saying simply ‘my hearts not in it’ – her impact on the sport and her heritage was significant.

Today after a 15 year interlude, Freeman reaffirms her love for sport, becoming the sixth official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Ambassador.

Freeman joins Sally Pearson, Cameron McEvoy, Anna Meares, Kurt Fearnley and Laura Geitz as official ambassadors promoting the Games to Queensland and the world.


Don’t miss your chance to see history made, ticket requests close Monday May 22.



Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games.
Freeman proudly flew the Aboriginal flag as she took a lap of honour after winning the 400 metres.