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Cathy Freeman makes a rare red carpet appearance at the Australian Open Inspirational Lunch

Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman beams as she makes a rare red carpet appearance at the Australian Open Inspirational Lunch

She has kept a relatively low profile after retiring from her incredible sprinting career.

And on Thursday, Australian Olympian Cathy Freeman made a rare red carpet appearance at the Glasshouse in Melbourne Park for the AO Inspirational Lunch, during day 11 of the Australian Open.

The 46-year-old stepped out for the event in a grey slogan shirt with a white blazer.

Sporting legend! Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman made a rare red carpet appearance at the Glasshouse in Melbourne Park for the AO Inspirational Lunch, during day 11 of the Australian Open, on Thursday  

She also donned a pair of gingham trousers and patent leather brogues.

The former elite athlete accessorised with bangles on each wrist and a red beaded necklace.

For a pop of colour she slipped on a pair of electric blue glasses.

Back in the spotlight: Cathy has kept a relatively low profile after retiring from her incredible sprinting career

Back in the spotlight: Cathy has kept a relatively low profile after retiring from her incredible sprinting career 

Cathy beamed as she posed for photos with Tennis Australia chair, Jayne Hrdlicka.

The celebrated sports woman’s appearance at the event comes after she recently sold her luxurious Melbourne mansion in Kew, back in October 2019.

The property features five bedrooms, a luxury pool and is a short stroll to the Yarra River and was sold for $3.475 million.

Pals: Cathy beamed as she posed for photos with Tennis Australia chair, Jayne Hrdlicka

Pals: Cathy beamed as she posed for photos with Tennis Australia chair, Jayne Hrdlicka

Cathy is married to businessman James Murch and they share a daughter, Ruby Anne Susie.

Before settling down with her man, she had a relationship with actor Joel Edgerton, 43, before the pair split in 2005.

The elite athlete is known for inspiring gold medal win running the 400 metre sprint at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Winning moment: The elite athlete is known for inspiring gold medal win running the 400 metre sprint at the 2000 Sydney Olympics

Winning moment: The elite athlete is known for inspiring gold medal win running the 400 metre sprint at the 2000 Sydney Olympics

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