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.
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...
From cycling novice to Rio selection... I reflect on the past 2 years & the challenges I've faced on my #RoadToRio in my latest #blog for @snapforsight (Also on my website!) #lowvision #cycling #tandem #Paralympic #Vision2020 #weBelieve @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics http://www.vision2020australia.org.au/blog/2016-08-24/my-road-to-rio