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  • In the Moment: Freeman Wins Gold for Australia


    Freeman celebrates on the podium. (AOC)
    (ATR) Australia's Catherine Freeman woke up Sept, 26, 2000 a national hero, an international celebrity. The night before she won gold in the 400m, her specialty. 

    Freeman, who went by Cathy at the time, talks about the Olympic experience at a press conference in Sydney Sept. 26, 2000.