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d, she ran a victory lap carrying both the Australian flag and the Aboriginal flag. She was chastised by the chief of Australian team and told not to do it again. After winning her second gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, she again ran a victory lap with both flags. The Australian public loved it, with polls showing that 3 out of 4 people agreed with her actions. Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating made comments favorable of Freeman's actions. But she was still criticised by the Australian Commonwealth Games officials. In 1997, she was named Australian of the Year, a very prestigious honor. She was selected to light the torch at the 2000 Games at Sydney. When she won her gold medal she became the only person in Olympics history to light the torch and win a gold medal at the same Games.

And you know, it's kind of ironic that a person who feels so strongly about the equal rights for all is named Freeman.

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Cathy Freeman is an Australian athlete who competed in 100 metre, 200 metre, 400 metre, high jump and 1x400.

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Because she won an Olympic gold Medal.

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