By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:01 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 03:02 BST, 16 September 2020
Cathy Freeman overcame a 54metre handicap and an elbow in the ribs to win a 400metre dash - four years before her iconic gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games.
Resurfaced footage shared to Twitter on Monday showed the moment Freeman overcame the handicap to overtake her competitors at the 1996 Stawell Gift.
'Is it possible that Sydney 2000 was Cathy Freeman's second biggest triumph behind the '96 Stawell Gift?' Adam Zwar wrote on Twitter.
'She started 54 metres behind the field and got elbowed in the final straight. If you haven't seen this, you need to.'
Cathy Freeman celebrates after winning gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Freeman appeared to cop an elbow in the ribs after she bumped shoulders with a fellow sprinter during the main straight of the race.
'I feel bad for saying that Cathy got 'elbowed'. On further inspection, the runners seem to bump shoulders. Happens all the time. No villains here,' Mr Zwar added.
Freeman came in first at 50.54 seconds. In 1995, Freeman won