She was the silver medallist in the hurdles at the 1994 IAAF World Cup and won that event at the 1994 IAAF Grand Prix Final with a career best time of seconds. In 1997 she competed in the World Championships held in Athens , Greece in the 100 metres hurdles where she finished second behind Sweden's Ludmila Engquist . She won two straight hurdles titles at the 1994 European Athletics Championships and 1998 European Athletics Championships . At the 1999 World Championships in Athletics she came fifth in the hurdles final and improved to fourth at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics . She tried for a third straight European title at the 2002 European Athletics Championships but hit a hurdle in the final and finished last. She retired from competition in 2004. 
Ferdinand, if Cathy Fremman wanted to be the record holder in the women’s 400m she needed to break a time that is irrefutably known to be drug-induced, something admitted in writing, but not verbally, by Marita Koch. By allowing a totally falsified record to be the benchmark to break is reprehensible. Put simply, by the administrators allowing a completely bogus record to stand they are saying to Freeman that if you want to beat it you may have to do what Koch did – CHEAT. The relevant authorities are KNOWINGLY encouraging athletes to cheat should they wish to hold he 400m workd record by being totally happy to let them pursue a fake and ‘artificial’ time. As I wrote, while we can hypothesise all we like about Flo-Jo et al who are in the record rid books, with Koch we know it is a ‘synthetic’ record so rather than let it hang out there like a dangled carrot to young runners today and in the future, administrators should do the ethical thing and expunge it from the books.