Track and Field - Jessica Galli

Jessica Galli

Event/Sport Event Date Result/Time
100m (T53)-Final Sept 2 17.42 (4th)
800m (T53)-Final Sept 5 1:53.12 - BRONZE!
200m (T53)-Final Sept 6 29.82 (4th)
400m (T53)-Final Sept 8 57.56 (5th)

About Jessica

Jessica GalliThe 2012 has been good to Jessica Galli. Not only did she collect several wins and top finishes, but she also broke the 200m world record for T53's at Nationals. After winning just one medal in the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games, Jessica Galli won an incredible five medals in Beijing, including a gold, three silvers and a bronze. Galli's medal haul was tops among the entire U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team.

In June 2007, Galli set a new mark in the 400m at a European Wheelchair Championships in Switzerland. Three weeks later, she broke two other World Records, the 200m and 800m - at the Meet in the Heat in Atlanta. Not much later, she then broke her own 400m record at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. A 2000 Paralympic Games silver medalist in the 800m, Galli said finishing fourth twice in 2004 in Athens helped motivate her for her success in Beijing.

Read more at US Paralympics - http://www2.teamusa.org/Athletes/GA/Jessica-Galli.aspx