Jess Gallagher's story on and off the bike is one of the most inspirational you'll come across. Cone dystrophy hasn't hindered Jess from reaching the highest of heights, having represented Australia in both the Winter and Summer Paralympic Games. And now she's got Rio in her crosshairs.
Shane Kelly catches up with this prodigious athlete, qualified osteopath and ultra impressive individual.
Thanks to Beasley Cycles Melbourne for letting us have this chat in their store!
Published on Aug 18, 2013
Thredbo TV Interview with Jessica Gallagher We caught up with Winter Paralympian Jessica Gallagher who is training at Thredbo Ski Resort (2013).
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!!!