“You’ve got to try and reach for the stars or try and reach for the unreachable.” — Cathy Freeman
Inspo comes today from our very own Cathy Freeman, the first Australian Indigenous woman to win a Gold medal when she was 16, at the Commonwealth Games in 1990 in the 400m sprint.
A successful career, spanning 13 years and 10 medals in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championships, she has been a true inspiration for many in Australia.
Founding the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007, she now works with four remote Indigenous communities to close the gap in education between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian kids.
She’s inspiring us today to think about ways that we can help support and improve the lives of others. Giving back feels good and can help to improve your own mental health.
Forever a champion.
What’s your most memorable athletics moment you’ve witnessed in person? Ours was @cathyfreemanofficial winning Olympic gold in Sydney. It was almost eerie with the silence at the start. Then the roar of the crowd growing as the race unfolded. The “old school” camera flashes made the stadium look like glitter. Then Freeman sitting on the track looking more relieved than anything! The weight of the world off her shoulders? The moment was epic and one of the most memorable in all of sport! Of course we’d be remiss in talking about Sydney and not mentioning the epic battle between Jai Taurima and @ivanpedroso896 The second greatest LJ battle ever in our opinion. An epic Olympic Games, an epic stadium, a passionate homeland.... moments we’ll be forever grateful having witnessed in person. Tell us your epic moments! We’d love to hear! #repost @anzstadium #jaitaurima #cathyfreeman #ivanpedroso #athletics #epicmoments
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