It is common sense, it wasn't just for Cathy Freeman
WORLD BEATER: Cathy Freeman
won gold despite massive pressure
Merry, a 24-year-old Birchfield Harrier from Dunchurch, improved to 50.21sec to finish third behind defending champion Cathy Freeman
of Australia and Germany's Grit Breuer in a searing semi-final.
did not win the Worst TV Pundit Award for the Olympics in 2001 because there were no Olympics in 2001 (Page 11, Jan 1).
Now Merry, 25, is relishing her 400m clash with two of her main rivals for the Olympic title - Australian Cathy Freeman
and France's Marie-Jose Perec - at the British Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on August 5.
Australian Olympic runner Cathy Freeman
was World Sportswomen of the Year and US Open men's tennis champion Marat Safin was World Newcomer.
Coates also awarded the Order of Merit to other Olympic greats, sprinter Raelene Boyle, Aboriginal 400m runner Cathy Freeman
and swimmers Shane Gould and Ian Thorpe.
It feels very apt to be writing a review on this book from Mackay--the place where Cathy Freeman
went to school and experienced some of her early triumphs on the track.
The race has been a launching pad for many world track and field champions like Olympic hero Cathy Freeman
and sprint king Asafa Powell, who have both graced the hallowed Central Park turf.
won the gold medal in the 400m in which Olympics?
, one of Australia's most successful and admired Olympic champions, was named the continental winner for Oceania for her outstanding work making a difference to young Australians through the Cathy Freeman
Foundation (CFF) and supporting other community and charitable activities.
"Remember, it was Cathy Freeman
who lit the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics," he said.