Jess Gallagher Summer & Winter Paralympic Medallist

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Aug
5

Alfie's story

Last year I received a beautiful email from a Mum whose son had been diagnosed with an eye condition. It broke my heart to learn that on diagnosis the Doctor had told her and her husband that their little baby boy would be bullied growing up, never get a job and that he would never live a fulfilled life. Understandably, they were distraught and utterly heartbroken. During this time they...

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Jul
12

Visionary device puts life into focus

  I can’t even begin to explain how genuinely excited I was the morning I woke knowing that in just a few short hours I would be blessed with the opportunity to try a new piece of adaptive technology created by my friends at Samsung. Alongside the excitement were some notable nerves. IrisVision has had some amazing reviews and with my eye disease currently incurable it’s rare...

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Jun
21

Shout Out to the Girls

A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women What a beautiful, inspiring book and such a surprise of delight when I learnt that I had been featured inside as one of 50 Aussie women who are receiving a shout out! The stories of women from so many walks of life and what they have achieved is breathtaking. In particular a big shout out from me to Cat MacInnes who illustrated my picture, I just...

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May
16

The Olympic Channel: Gamebreakers

How Jessica Gallagher became Australia's first Para-Alpine Ski Queen! | Game Breakers   What an honour to be featured by The Olympic Channel in their ‘Game Breakers’ series focusing on my history making performance at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics when Eric and I became the first Australian women to win a winter Paralympic medal- fifty years after Australia won...

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Apr
18

Jess ambassador for Osteopathy Awareness Week 2018

Jess encourages all Aussies to #GiveItAGo Media release: Osteopathy Australia As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close, the excitement of a sporting event hosted at home has inspired the nation, many of whom will be encouraged to venture into a new sport. However, transitioning between sports, and making our bodies move in different ways, without preparation, puts us at risk of injury....

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Apr
11

Games greats make waves with Mick Fanning

A one-of-a-kind #GC2018 experience... Former world surfing champion Mick Fanning has taught some Commonwealth Games legends the art of catching waves at Kirra Beach.​ Despite missing out in his final competition at Bells Beach earlier this month, the surfing icon was happy to pass on his experience to Anna Meares, Jessica Gallagher and Chad le Clos.South African Le Clos took home five...

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Mar
30

Dual World Championship silver to Gallagher and Janssen

Double World Championship silver in Rio   The Australian Cycling Team has celebrated ten medals at the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio, fourth most by any nation behind Great Britain, Netherlands and China.  ​  ​ The Championships also offered the first vital opportunity for nations to grab valuable qualification points towards Tokyo 2020,...

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Mar
10

Jess inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2018

Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2018 What an incredible honour to be inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2018. Alongside 19 other phenomenal women, their stories an backgrounds as varied and diverse as they come. My family and I were delighted to be able to attend a luncheon held in celebration of the inductees and what an incredibly inspiring event it was. An opportunity ...

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Dec
29

#GoldCoastgold interview with RadioTAB

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 some unique questions! Great fun!   You can check it out right here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6559102-jessica-gallagher-jessgallagher86-19-12-2017   (Jess and Lara in action)

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Nov
18

Change The Game

Earlier this year I was fortunate to be selected in the 2017/2018 Change The Game program. Change the Game is a program developed through partnership with BlueScope Steel and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and it has been designed to build personal leadership capacity and expand mindsets beyond business and sport. Ten female athletes have been selected to join alongside ten...

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Oct
28

200 WOMEN

200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World   It still feels like a dream my involvement in the 200 WOMEN project. Out of the blue I received an invitation from a publisher in New Zealand asking if I would share my story in an incredible project they were working on, it certainly sparked my interest and desire to learn more. The philosophy of Geoff and Ruth (the authors) to...

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Sep
24

Gallagher gears up for GC2018

Gallagher gears up for GC2018   The only Australian to win medals at a summer and winter Games chose track cycling because the sport offered her the opportunity to compete at the Commonwealth Games.   (Sport ambassador for Cycling, Jess celebrates GC2018 1 Year To Go with the launch of the Gold Coast's custom trams)   Jess Gallagher didn’t...

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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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