Biography (nonfiction) 1,634 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 980L.Cathy Freeman is an Aboriginal Australian athlete. Early on, Cathy's stepfather recognized that she had a talent for athletics and ensured that she had the right opportunities to foster that talent. Cathy's hard work and training were rewarded when she won Australia's 100th gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. This account of Cathy's success is set against the difficulties the Aboriginal people have experienced since colonization
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