Olympic Memories 16/21 2000 Sydney
Cathy Cathy Cathy Oi! Oi! Oi!
Named Australian of the year in 1998, Cathy had the weight of Australia's expectations on her shoulders going into the 2000 Olympics.
Perhaps the honor of lighting flame at the Opening Ceremony helped settle her nerves! Ten days later she wore her legendary full body suit into the stadium and rose to stardom!
In a packed stadium of over 112,000 people she took the lead at 75 metres from the 400m Finish line, and won Olympic gold by four metres in 49.11.
Her first words to the throng of press were… “ … what a relief! “
Jumping Jai Taurima in Long Jump 8.49m
Tatiana Grigorieva in Pole Vault 4.55m