Jess Gallagher Summer & Winter Paralympic Medallist

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    Jul
    13

    Five inspirational Australian women we can all look up to.

    Five inspirational Australian women we can all look up to   By Belinda Jepsen for MAMAMIA   When you think of the word ‘hero’, you probably conjure up an image of some dude in spandex and a cape. But heroes come in many different guises, from many different parts of the world and pursue many different paths. They can be heart surgeons, mountaineers,...

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    Jul
    8

    Get To Know Your Osteo

    Get To Know Your Osteo: Jessica Gallagher   Growing up in Geelong, Jess was diagnosed with a rare eye disease, cone dystrophy, when she was 17 years old. It caused her to lose much of her eyesight and she is now classified as legally blind – but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving amazing things. Jess Gallagher is the first and only Australian athlete (Olympic or...

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    Jun
    28

    My top tips for keeping active and staying healthy this winter

           Liforce Osteopathy blog My top tips for keeping active and staying healthy this winter By Jessica Gallagher   As we head into the depths of winter I am hearing lots of grumblings of trying to stay healthy and active in the cold and I don't blame you! Even as a Paralympic alpine skier (now track cyclist) who should be a fan of the...

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    May
    5

    The Performance Kitchen

      Interview | Dr. Jessica Gallagher   Australian athlete Dr Jessica Gallagher, has a unique training problem; how do you train for the Summer Paralympics and the Winter Paralympics at the same time? Outrageously talented,  Jessica has represented Australia at the elite level in athletics, track cycling, & alpine skiing. In the process, she has taken home three...

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    Apr
    4

    GC2018 Commonwealth Games 1 Year To Go

    Jess named GC2018 Sport Ambassador For Cycling!   Can you believe it?! We are officially under ONE YEAR until the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast or as you will see around the news, GC2018. It's such an exciting time, I cannot believe that I will finally have the opportunity to compete on home soil at a major championship giving all of my friends and family the chance to see...

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    Mar
    30

    InStyle Women Of Style Awards

    InStyle 'Women Of Style' Awards Brought to you by Audi, Georg Jensen, David Jones, Champagne Duperrey & AERIN   It is with pure excitement that I can share my nomination for the 2017 InStyle magazine 'Women Of Style' awards in the sport category. Ah-mazing! I was thrilled to be involved in a photo shoot celebrating the announcement of all nominees in a...

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    Mar
    23

    Fierce Females Making Industry Inroads

      The Collective x H&M present #ladylike These woman say, "Yes, we can". by Bridget de Maine Jess Gallagher, athlete The first Australian to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, Jessica has represented Australia in alpine skiing, athletics and track cycling – all with a rare eye disease, cone dystrophy, that has caused her...

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    Mar
    19

    My Sponsorship Vision with Jessica Gallagher

      The Athlete Sponsorship Podcast Episode 15 – My Sponsorship Vision – with Jessica Gallagher   Episode 15 brings a very special guest to the show, and who offers insight and inspiration, as well as some practical examples of how to get sponsorship right. Jessica Gallagher is an incredible athlete, competing and medalling in both the summer and winter...

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    Mar
    1

    2XU The Ultimate Recovery Compression

    2XU: The real gains begin NOW! It was an absolute delight when my long time sponsor 2XU asked me to be involved in their latest campaign for their BRAND NEW compression technology. I had been sent a pair of the new recovery tights a few months earlier to test out, one of the things I love about 2XU is that they engage with their athletes so much and ask us to be involved in all aspects of...

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    Feb
    23

    Premiers #ActiveApril 2017

      Jess jumps on board as a Premier's Active April ambassador for 2017! I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the team as an ambassador for 2017!As a Paralympian and Osteopath I really get to experience firsthand and see through working with my patients the incredible positive impact being active has to your happiness and health so it seemed such a wonderful fit when I...

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    Feb
    8

    The Daily Edition: Unstoppable Aussie athlete

    Unstoppable Aussie athlete The Daily Edition Published February 7th, 3:09 pm   The Daily Edition team meet an inspiring woman who hasn't let vision impairment stop her from achieving her dreams.   To WATCH Jess' appearance on Channel 7's The Daily Edition please click the link...

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    Feb
    3

    INKLINE Go-getter feature

    Jessica Gallagher is a multi-skilled Paralympic athlete and the first Australian to have won medals in both Summer and Winter games. by Julia Migné Originally published: http://jessgallaghercom.icmsdemo.com/icms/admin/index.php?mod=blogs#cont_blog_content   Jessica has always been sporty; habitually playing netball and basketball since she was young. However, at 17, she...

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    Jan
    26

    Paralympian Jess Gallagher on Australia Day

    The cyclist and skier writes about Oz’s sporting obsession - by Jess Gallagher   While Australia Day means different things to different people, and we may mark the day differently, I love that on our national day, we see people from all walks of life coming together as individuals, families and communities under our national identity as Aussies. And I believe sport is one ...

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    Jan
    25

    2017 Australian team for UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships named

    25 Jan 2017 , by Cycling Australia   Cycling Australia is pleased to announce an 11-rider team for the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships to be held in Los Angeles from 2-5 March 2017. Reigning Paralympic champion David Nicholas (QLD) headlines a team which features a host of Australia's heroes from the Rio Games including five medallists. Nicholas, who...

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    Jan
    4

    Jess inspires #RMITGrad2016

      When I was an RMIT student I missed both my Bachelor and Master's degree graduations from being overseas ski racing so it was an absolute privilage to be invited along to the 2016 RMIT Graduation as an alumni. My RMIT family have been just as supportive to me as an alumni as when I was a student and this year they wanted to recognise their Paralympic and Olympic athletes at the...

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    Dec
    28

    Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards

      Each year to celebrate International Day for People with a Disability the Maribyrnong City Council hold the MIRA awards, recognising those in our local community who have made a difference for people with a disabilities in areas as diverse as arts, business, volunteering, youth, sports and recreation fields. They acknowledge individuals, clubs, groups, businesses and not-for-profit...

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    Dec
    20

    #ParaTrackNats Gallagher & Janssen sport rainbows to win Nationals gold

    Records fly on day two at Para Track Nationals 16 Dec 2016 , by Cycling Australia   An All Comers record to reigning world champions Jessica Gallagher (VIC) and Pilot Madison Janssen (QLD) and a national record to teenager Allan Gordon (NSW) highlighted the final day of action at the 2017 Cycling Australia Para-Cycling Track National Championships at Melbourne’s...

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    Oct
    19

    VOTE FOR JESS!

    Jess nominated for the 2016 Cycling Australia Subaru People’s Choice Award! Can you believe it?! I'm so thrilled to share that I have been nominated for the 2016 Cycling Australia Subaru People's Choice Award! It's been a fantastic first year on the Aussie Cycling team for me and I'm excited to be nominated alongside some incredible athletes. If you have a few...

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    Sep
    29

    Have You Been Paying Attention?

    Have You Been Paying Attention? It was an incredibly exciting moment when I opened up my email to find an invitation to join Channel 10's Have YouBeen Paying Attention? as a guest quizmaster! It's one of my favourite shows and keeps me up well beyond my bedtime on a Monday night given my alarm goes off at 5am for gym! So you can imagine my excitement as I turned up to the Channel 10...

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    Sep
    24

    Jess creates Australian history as first Summer and Winter medallist

    It took just a little over a minute for Jessica Gallagher to create history in Rio. To be exact, 1:08.171. That was the time the vision-impaired Gallagher rode with pilot Madison Janssen to claim bronze in the tandem kilometre time trial at the Paralympics. It saw her become the first Australian to medal at both a Winter and a Summer Paralympic Games. It has also earned her Swoop Play ...

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    Sep
    7

    Going To Rio

    Going To Rio: Beyond The Game TV   Before I left Australia I had the privilage of being followed around by the 'Beyond The Gave TV' crew to be featured as part of their 'Going To Rio' series. The series aims to give viewers an insight into my preperaions and what it has taken for me to transition from an alpine skiier to track cyclist in just 2 years.  It's a...

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    Aug
    29

    Jess backs Samsung #DoWhatYouCan't Rio 2016

    Samsung #DoWhatYouCant   Jessica Gallagher - You can't cycle without vision   At the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics I partnered with Samsung as part of their global TVC campaign, spreading the message that Sport Doesn’t Care & I'm proud to announce that I've again teamed up with Samsung this time to #DoWhatYouCant. In this campaign we celebrate...

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    Aug
    27

    Ride like the wind

    Ride like the wind With a hair’s breadth the difference between gold and silver, aerodynamic testing at RMIT could be the winning edge for Paralympic track cyclist and RMIT alumnus Jess Gallagher. On a cold winter’s morning, Gallagher and tandem track cycling partner Madison Janssen are shivering, wrapped in multiple layers in front of a blow heater between sets of aerodynamic ...

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    Aug
    25

    My Road To Rio

    From cycling novice to Rio selection... n August 2014, I made a life changing decision. In part it was a forced choice if I was to achieve my long term goal of becoming the first Australian athlete to medal at a Summer and Winter Paralympics or Olympics. After the Sochi Winter Paralympics where I achieved my second Paralympic winter medal, my focus turned to Rio. Unfortunately, my main event...

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    Jul
    29

    #2XUJessGallagher: The Story Behind The Design

    At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics when I won my first Paralympic medal I also had the privilage of meeting the designer of the medal. I remember sitting there listening in awe of her stories and the detail behind how the medals came about. I was the first athlete she had met with one of her medals and it's safe to say we were both crying at how beautiful the moment together was. It...

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    Jul
    15

    Jess Gallagher's custom 2XU kit release!

    Wow … how exciting is this! I’m really excited to share with everyone that I’ve been working away on a special project with my sponsor 2XU!   Introducing my... 2XU  limited edition Jess Gallagher cycling range!   What an incredible journey this has been! When I was asked by 2XU if I wanted to create a custom cycling kit I loved the idea and then...

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    Jul
    2

    13CABS on board Jess' Road To Rio!

    13CABS on board Jess' Road To Rio! One of the hardest parts of being a vision impaired person is that I am not allowed to drive and in today'’s busy world it means I rely on family, friends and public transport to help me get around. It also means I have to be incredibly organised in my time management because the reality is getting from point A to point B takes that much longer...

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    Jun
    23

    Everyday Health

    Everyday Health TV Jess recently caught up with Channel Ten's Everyday Health to chat about compression and recovery and why they are so important, not only in elite sport but everyday life. To WATCH Jess' interview please click the link below. Jess appeared on episode 3, Wednesday June 22...

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    Jun
    7

    Australian Paralympic Team Rio uniform launch

    It’s hard not to be excited when it comes to putting on the green and gold uniform and today was one of those exciting times in the build up- the official reveal of the Rio Paralympic uniform. It’s always a whirlwind of a day and having been involved in the London 2012 uniform launch I knew it was going to be a long but fun day! A 4am alarm for my flight to Sydney, hair and...

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    Jun
    2

    A women for all seasons

    Geelong athlete Jess Gallagher will compete in Rio (Picture: Wayne Ludbey) GEELONG Paralympic star Jess Gallagher’s dreams of winning medals at summer and winter games took a big step forward with selection in the Australian cycling team. Gallagher, who has already won bronze in the slalom and giant slalom at the winter Paralympics, will wear green and gold in the 1km time...

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    May
    30

    The Road To Rio has begun!

    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 Paralympics!   It has been a fantastic few days as we joined with fellow teammates, the Australian Paralympic Committee, Cycling Australia and guests at the Cycling Australia High Performance Unit in Adelaide to...

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    May
    15

    Unfinished businesss- Jessica Gallagher wants that summer Paralympic medal

    Unfinished business: Jessica Gallagher wants that summer Paralympic medal By: Rachel de Bear Source: SBS...

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    Apr
    24

    VIDEO: Watch Jess & Maddi race to gold!

    Here it is! The UCI Para-Cycling World Championship GOLD medal womens tandem match sprint Australia vs Great Britain. 6 laps per sprint. Best of 3. Winner takes the RAINBW JERSEY! Footage is followed by the World Championship medal ceremony. Special memories. Enjoy!...

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    Mar
    28

    WORLD CHAMPIONS & NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDERS!

    Skier Jessica Gallagher, pilot Madison Janssen win cycling gold and world title The Daily Telegraph Amanda Lulham, March 21 2016   JUST 24 hours after her first world cycling medal, former Winter Olympian Jessica Gallagher and pilot Madison Janssen have combined for a shock gold and world record at the Para-Cycling world championships in Italy.     The...

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    Mar
    24

    Jessica Gallagher’s switch from skiing to cycling reaps bronze medal

    Jessica Gallagher’s switch from skiing to cycling reaps bronze medal The Daily Telegraph Amanda Lulahm, March 20 2016     SHE won an historic medal for Australia in alpine skiing, is a world medallist in track and field and now at her first ever world track cycling championships Jessica Gallagher has ridden off with a medal. Arguably Australia’s most...

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    Mar
    1

    Vision 2020 Australia Q&A with global ambassador & director Jessica Gallagher

    One of my joys outside of sport is giving back to help others in particular those with vision loss. As a Board Director & global ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia I am privilaged to play a small part in helping the millions upon millions of people living with avoidable blindess/ low vision- did you know EIGHTY PRECENT of blindness is AVOIDABLE! This is something we can fix! The photos ...

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    Jan
    22

    The Cusp- 20 Young Australians On The Cusp Of Greatness

      It is a huge honour to be included in this fantastic article on young Aussie's doing some incredible things in their lives. Below is an excerpt from The Cusp's article. Please be sure to click on the link at the bottom to read about the fascinating things everyone else is up to (just way too long to add it all in this one little blog!) - Meet the young Aussies making an...

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    Jan
    12

    World Championships bound... as a track cyclist!

    It is incredibly exciting to share the news that along with my pilot Maddi we have officially been selected for the Australian Para-Cycling team bound for the UCI World Championships to be held in Italy this March 17-20. Having decided to take up cycling for the first time in September 2014, it has been a fantastic journey and one that has been enjoyable every minute. Along the way I have been ...

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    Jan
    9

    Australian team for 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

    Media Release, 8 Jan 2016 , by Cycling Australia   Cycling Australia is pleased to announce a 14-rider team for the 2016 Para-cycling Track World Championships to be held in Montichiari/ Italy from 17-20 March. The Championships provide one of the final chances for riders to impress ahead of the Rio Paralympics in September. The team features reigning world and...

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    Dec
    29

    WISP Sports Podcast interview

    WISP World is a great podcast focusing on women in sport from around the globe, they have podcasts on all the latest sporting news from the US, Canada, Brazil, NZ to name a few! I recently spoke with the Global Women’s Sports Network Beth Davis and Chris Stafford on my transition from skiing to cycling. It was great fun chatting with them about my career so far, the varying sports...

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    Nov
    18

    Junket- The un-conference

    In early November I found myself jumping on a plane to Canberra to attend an un-conference. I really wasn’t sure what I had signed up for but was incredibly intrigued… what exactly is an un-conference? Hosted by Junkee, it was defined as ‘200 of Australia’s best and brightest young minds’, taking over the entire QT Canberra to create ideas on how to shape...

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    Oct
    22

    Off The Bike with Shane Kelly

    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 ride a single bike as a vision impaired person, tandem track cycling in pursuit of the Rio Paralympics & a summer Paralympic medal & the incredible people & support I've found in the...

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    Sep
    29

    Blind Faith

    A few months ago I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to be involved in a short film by videographer/ photographer Dean Saffron. He wanted to show people what makes me tick and get out of bed each morning chasing my dreams. We had so much fun shooting this around Melbourne's inner west so please enjoy & feel free to share around...! Blind Faith - Legally blind Australian Dual...

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    Aug
    29

    Alumnus Jess Gallagher gives her thoughts on #shapeRMIT

    As an RMIT Alumnus I was recently asked to share my thoughts on the importance of #shapeRMIT- an initiative where RMIT is inviting everyone in the community to join the conversation on how the University can plan for success over the next five years. Click on the link below to see my interview on #shapeRMIT and discover how RMIT shaped who I am as a person having completed a Bachelor of...

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    Jun
    16

    Run 4 Vision - Vision Australia

    I’m really excited to announce that on Sunday  July 26 I will be taking part in The Age Run Melbourne and ‘Running 4 Vision’ My superheroe buddy Sam Valavanis and I are participating in Run Melbourne on July 26th to raise funds for Vision Australia. Vision Australia provides services for people who are blind or have low vision across all walks of life. I first came...

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    Feb
    14

    The Collective #ladylike

    The Collective x H&M celebrate International Womens Day with #ladylike    

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    Jul
    4

    Disabled Wintersport Australia’s inaugural women’s camp

    Well my first week of life in the mountains has been a busy but incredibly rewarding one. I have recently been announced as an ambassador for Disabled Wintersport Australa (DWA) and in particular my role will include helping develop pathways and increase the levels of participation for women in adaptive snow sport and boy has my role started off with a bang! We have just finished the first...

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    Jun
    25

    Introducing Jess’s Blog

    Well what an exciting time it is! A few firsts to go around! Welcome to my first blog and to my brand new website. Very excited to have it up and running and a big shout out and thank you to Neil from XERA for putting it together for me, I think it looks fantastic and look forward to hearing what you all think! It’s been a busy 9 months since competing at London 2012, surgery, a trip...

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