Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman OAM (born 16 February 1973) is an Australian sprinter who competed in the 400 meters.
Her personal best of 48.63 seconds, set while coming second to Marie-José Pérec’s fourth-place finish at the 1996 Olympics, presently ranks her as the ninth-fastest woman of all time.
Cathy Freeman Net worth
Cathy Freeman Net worth – Cathy Freeman has a net worth of $12 million. She is an Australian athlete who has represented Australia in the Olympics multiple times.
Cathy Freeman Career
At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 400-meter dash and lighted the Olympic Flame.
At the age of 16, Freeman became the first Australian Indigenous person to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1990.
Her breakthrough season was in 1994. Freeman won gold in both the 200 and 400 meters at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada. She also placed first in the 400 m event at the 1997 World Championships and won silver at the 1996 Olympics.
Due to injuries, Freeman took a sabbatical from running in 1998. She bounced back from injury with a win in the 400 meters in the 1999 World Championships. In 2003, she announced her retirement from athletics.
She established the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007.
Cathy Freeman Dating
Freeman and her manager, Nick Bideau, had a long-term love connection that ended in acrimony and legal wranglings over Freeman’s endorsement revenues.
In 1999, Freeman married Nike CEO Alexander “Sandy” Bodecker, who was 20 years her older. She took a sabbatical from racing after her triumph in Sydney to care for Bodecker during a bout of throat cancer from May to October 2002.
In February 2003, she announced their breakup.
Freeman began dating Australian actor Joel Edgerton later that year, whom she had met at the 2002 TV Week Logies. In early 2005, their relationship came to an end.
Cathy Freeman Husband
Cathy Freeman Husband – Freeman confirmed her engagement to Melbourne businessman James Murch in October 2006. On April 11, 2009, they married at Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula.
In 2011, Freeman gave birth to her first child.