Jess Gallagher is the first and only Australian athlete (Olympic or Paralympic) to win both Summer and Winter Paralympic medals,
The multi talented athlete has represented Australia in 3 sports. alpine skiing, athletics and most recently track cycling.
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. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics she won bronze in the 1km Time Trial on the tandem
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.
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...
This is the moment you dream of as an athlete... the game face, the adrenalin, the nerves, the start line ready to take your opportunity to be your best on the biggest stage. I can't believe that in just 200 days that stage will be on home soil, a once in a lifetime opportunity to race in front of a home crowd! Bring on the coming months as the countdown to @gc2018 really starts to heat up! Happy #200daystogo 😲 💚🇦🇺💛 @queensland @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics @commgamesaus #sharethedream #thisisqueensland #aussiecycling
What a big couple of days in Canberra this week. I'm delighted to have been selected alongside these talented #womeninsport for the #AIS & #Bluescope #ChangetheGame #leadership program & boy did it start with a bang with 2 long but rewarding days of workshop! Very excited to work with my Bluescope #mentor & share this experience with the group as a whole. Thanks to the @australian_institute_of_sport, @Bluescopeaus & @CyclingAustralia for the opportunity!
Hands up if you can't believe this was one year ago already!!! 👐 Wonderful memories with @maddiejanssen from Rio that will last us a lifetime & personally helped mend some of the devastation from Beijing & London... I FINALLY got my hands on that elusive summer Paralympic medal! 😀💚💛🇦🇺🥉🚴 @ausparalympics @cyclingaustralia #aussiecycling
What a treat getting to have breakfast at the stunning #PalazzoVersaceHotel yesterday with some @gc2018 guests! It was so tempting to just dive straight into the pool! Just another typical bluebird day on the #GoldCoast it seems...! 🌞😎🌡 It's going to be hard going back to Melbourne's current weather! @palazzoversace @queensland #sharethedream #thisisqueensland