Jess Gallagher Summer & Winter Paralympic Medallist

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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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Aug
25

My Road To Rio

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 athlete to medal at a Summer and Winter Paralympics or Olympics. After the Sochi Winter Paralympics where I achieved my second Paralympic winter medal, my focus turned to Rio. Unfortunately, my main event...

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Jul
29

#2XUJessGallagher: The Story Behind The Design

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics when I won my first Paralympic medal I also had the privilage of meeting the designer of the medal. I remember sitting there listening in awe of her stories and the detail behind how the medals came about. I was the first athlete she had met with one of her medals and it's safe to say we were both crying at how beautiful the moment together was. It...

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Jul
15

Jess Gallagher's custom 2XU kit release!

Wow … how exciting is this! I’m really excited to share with everyone that I’ve been working away on a special project with my sponsor 2XU!   Introducing my... 2XU  limited edition Jess Gallagher cycling range!   What an incredible journey this has been! When I was asked by 2XU if I wanted to create a custom cycling kit I loved the idea and then...

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Jul
2

13CABS on board Jess' Road To Rio!

13CABS on board Jess' Road To Rio! One of the hardest parts of being a vision impaired person is that I am not allowed to drive and in today'’s busy world it means I rely on family, friends and public transport to help me get around. It also means I have to be incredibly organised in my time management because the reality is getting from point A to point B takes that much longer...

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Jun
23

Everyday Health

Everyday Health TV Jess recently caught up with Channel Ten's Everyday Health to chat about compression and recovery and why they are so important, not only in elite sport but everyday life. To WATCH Jess' interview please click the link below. Jess appeared on episode 3, Wednesday June 22...

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