Cathy Freeman, originally Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman, OAM, is a former Australian sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres event. She was born on February 16, 1973 in Slade Point, City of Mackay, Australia to parents Cecelia Freeman and Norman Freeman. The wife of James Murch, she was the first ever aboriginal to be a Commonwealth Games gold medalist at the age 16 in the year 1990. In 1996, she also won the silver medal. It was in the year 2007 when she founded the Cathy Freeman Foundation.
Cathy was once diagnosed with diabetes. And because of that, her dietary lifestyle changed. “What came as a big surprise when I realised I had diabetes was that I couldn’t eat fruits that are high in sugar like watermelon or banana,” she said in one of her interviews.
She added, “There were the obvious high-sugar foods to avoid, like lollies or chocolates or desserts as well as fried food and fast food. But I just assumed that eating all sorts of fruit was fine.” However, diabetes did not inhibit her to continue running. “I will be running a comfortable and manageable pace,” she said. “Distance running is where I find relaxation and stress-management and just general wellbeing. It’s all about how it makes you feel. I hope to be running for as long as I can.”
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 42)
Height: 164 cm | 5 feet, 4.5 Inches
Weight: 56 kg | 123 lbs
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