First Aboriginal woman to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games – Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand, Cathy Freeman won a gold medal as part of the 4 x 100 metres relay team. With this medal win, she became the first female Australian Aboriginal to win a gold medal at an international athletics event. (Source www.cathyfreeman.com.au)

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