Summary Of Cathy Freem A Journey Has Begun By Adrian Mcgregor

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“Cathy Freeman: A Journey has Begun” is a biography written by Adrian McGregor. Having published five other books in sport previously, the award winning journalist and a Bachelor of Arts graduate from The University of Queensland has contributed an engaging life story of Cathy Freeman, the famous Aboriginal athlete from Australia. This book details significant aspects of the Cathy’s life journey in both her personal and professional running career, paying attention to significant events that occur throughout that changed her life.
As the book progresses, it aims to shed prominence on the present issues and controversies in sports. McGregor provides interesting insights into the world of international athletics scene and the struggles faced …show more content…

Adrian McGregor writes the story of Cathy Freeman in a clear narrative setting, providing a comprehensive overview of the events that happened in her life. Showcasing his natural flair for writing, McGregor delivers an exceptional consistency in the narrative structure of the text, highlighting important xxx in a chronological manner.
The book was divided into 26 manageable chapters. The flow of writing and how it navigates from one chapter to another makes it a pleasant read overall. McGregor narrates Cathy’s humble childhood experiences, her brief education history, her athletic career and her personal life.
This strictly chronological account presents a holistic view of Cathy that McGregor portray as from a young, shy modest girl to a proud Aboriginal athlete, consumed with honour and dignity. Cathy, who excelled in athletics with her natural ability to run, honed her presence / gain a spotlight in the media after winning the 400m event in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. She was the first Aboriginal athlete to run the victory lap draped in the Aboriginal flag. As an aborigine, Cathy believed that “this was an act of her declaration of love of herself and her people”. At the age of 21, she had publicly acknowledged her Aboriginality and in the words of Cathy, “Black is for the

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