Jess Gallagher Summer & Winter Paralympic Medallist

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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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