Jessica Galli

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Jessica Galli
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing 400 m T53
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 800 m T53
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 100 m T53
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 200 m T53
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 800 m T53
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 800 m T53
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 4×100 m T53–T54

Jessica Galli (born December 1, 1983) is a female wheelchair racing athlete. Raised in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, Galli has participated in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Paralympic Games. At the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games she won the silver medal in the 800 meter T53 female wheelchair race. Galli set a world record holder in the T53 400 m race with a time of 55.82 at the 2007 European Wheelchair Championships on June 7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.[1]

In January 2008, she was named the United States Olympic Committee's 2007 Paralympian of the Year.[2] That summer, Galli was nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete With A Disability.[3] At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in September, she won five medals: 1 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.[4]

Galli is a paraplegic as a result of a September 1991 car accident when she was 7 years old.[5]


  1. ^ "Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Athletics Women's 800 m T53". United States Olympic Committee. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2009-07-26. [dead link]
  2. ^ "U.S. PARALYMPICS: Jessica Galli Selected as 2007 U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympian of the Year". US Paralympics. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 2008 ESPY Awards announced". Dominican Today. 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Biography GALLI Jessica". Beijing 2008 Official Website. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Athlete Profile: Jessica Galli". US Paralympics. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 

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