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.
As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games edge closer and closer I recently spoke with Radio TAB for their 'Gold Coast Gold' segment. It was a really enjoyable chat with the guys who asked...
So excited to officially be selected to the Australian #Cycling team for the @gc2018commonwealthgames! It was a huge decision to not retun to ski racing ⛷ & aim for my 3rd winter Paralympics but the lure of competing on home soil at a Comm Games was just too strong. Only SIX Fridays to go @maddiejanssen ...! Yessss!!! 💚🇦🇺💛🚲 @commgamesaus @cyclingaustralia @ausparalympics @gc2018 @vicinstsport #aussiecycling #paracycling #tandem #sharethedream #thisisqueensland
Sochi & ski racing feels like a lifetime ago! ⛷ Going to miss being at the winter Paralympics this year but something else exciting is on my mind! 🚲 Damn sport clashes... ! #Repost @paralympics (@get_repost) ・・・ 22 days to @pyeongchang2018! Let’s focus on @ausparalympics! 🇦🇺 Last time out Toby Kane claimed bronze along with @jessgallagher86 and guide Christian Geiger! 🥉🥉🎿 A word also must go to 11 time medallist @miltohq! 👏🏽
What a special experience carrying the @gc2018 #QBR2018 in my hometown of #Geelong! The sport mad community where all my dreams began! The weather was perfect, we nailed the 🖐, I didn't drop the #baton as I passed it to the king of Gtown @cameron_ling_45 & always nice to catch up with my fellow Geelong Paralympian @richcolman84 👍 Thanks to all the wondetful staff, volunteers & everyone who came out to watch, it was an honour to be there! Bring on the Games!!!