The People

From backyard heros to sporting legends, these are the stories of triumph and adversity

Walter Lindrum is regarded as the greatest ever billiards player. He achieved 57 world records and playing rules were even changed to try and curb his game.
In 2000, Cathy Freeman became the first Australian Aboriginal person to win an individual Olympic gold medal for the 400-metre final
In 2010, 16-year-old Australian teenager Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the world alone and unassisted