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Athlete Profiles / Jessica Gallagher

Jessica Gallagher
Date of Birth 14/03/1986
Coach Gordon Marcks
Nickname Jess
Height 178cm
Hometown Geelong
Hobbies Spending time with family and friends
Club VIS/Mercantile Rowing Club
Previous Rowing Clubs/School
Jessica, AKA as Jess, is a talented athlete that has represented Australia in many sports.  She recently won two Gold Medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Para Cycling.  She is the first Australian female athlete to win medals at the Summer (Track & Field) and Winter Paralympic Games (Alpine Skiing).  During her formative years in Geelong, Jess played Netball, Basketball and was also very involved in Athletics.
At the 2022 Rowing World Cup1 (Belgrade, Serbia), she teamed up with Al Viney, Nicholas Neales, and Thomas Birtwhistle in the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four.  The crew finished second to Great Britain in the A-Final.
At the 2022 World Rowing Championships held in Račice, Czech Republic, Gallagher, Viney, Neales and Birtwhistle raced as the ART PR3 Mix Coxed Four that qualified for the A Final, and finished in fourth place.   Off the water, Jess is a successful Motivational Speaker, Osteopath and is a Board of Director for Vision 2020 Australia.  Her favourite quote and motivational phrase is, "To believe in yourself and don't be afraid to try new things."
Career Achievements
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