Written In November 99
The world's 400 metres champion and Australia's top athlete
by Francis Duggan
And in Sydney at the Olympic Games she will be hard to beat
The World will be watching when Cathy Freeman runs for gold
And in years from now her great feats will be recalled and retold.
When speaking of Australia's track and field greats she must rate with the best
With John Landy and Herb Elliot and Betty Cuthbert amongst the rest
The pride of all Australia and her Aboriginal race
Of Australia's current athletes she commands the highest place.
One of the World's top female athletes with the very best she rate
And if Cathy Freeman wins the gold the Aussies will celebrate
And in every pub from Darwin to Hobart they will party till late
And they will drink a toast to Cathy a true Australian great.
Good on you Cathy Freeman all of Australia is with you
And in Sydney at the Olympic Games may your great dream come true
Of giving all Australians a great memory to recall
By winning the Gold Medal in your greatest win of all.