Jess Gallagher is both a Summer and Winter Paralympian, having competed for Australia in Long Jump, Javelin (track and field), Slalom and Giant Slalom (alpine skiing). She has since transitioned to track cycling and in March 2016 became World Champion & the new World Record Holder in the tandem sprint.
In 2010 at the Vancouver Winter Paralympics Jess became the first Australian women to win a Winter Paralympics medal when she won bronze in the Slalom. She won her second Paralympic medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics another bronze, this time in the Giant Slalom.
Jess is a fully qualified Osteopath, Board Director at Vision 2020 Australia and an ambassador for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Jess is a highly sought-after keynote and motivational speaker.
It is with great excitement that I can now share the news that I, alongside my pilot Maddie Janssen have been named in the Australian Paralympic Cycling Team for the 2016 Rio...
Oh how time flies! Yesterday named to my 5th @AUSParalympics team in just 8 years, spanning winter & summer in 3 different sports. 🎿🏃🚲 What an adventure, I can't wait to see what Rio holds! 💚💛 Here's one of my interviews from yesterdays announcement! 🎤 @CyclingAustralia #RoadToRio #WeBelieve http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4471935.htm
Thanks to @heraldsunphoito for the great piece on Victoria's #Paralympic hopefuls, each with a unique journey on their path towards Rio selection. You can learn more about everyone via the online interactive drop downs! @vicinstsport @ausparalympics @cyclingaustralia @cyclingvictoria #roadtorio #100daystogo