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 in pursuit of Rio 2016 Paralympic qualification.
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.
A few months ago I caught up with Shane Kelly for a chat in his 'Off the Bike' series for Bike Exchange. We chat about well basically everything! My transition from skiing to cycling, how I...