Athletes

Kelly Gallagher

Kelly tried Alpine Skiing for the first time on a trip to Andorra when she was 17 years old. She developed a real love for the sport and was accepted onto the BDST Development Squad in 2008.

  • Events:
    Alpine Skiing, Super Combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill
  • Home Town:
    Bangor, County Down
  • Lives:
    Bangor, County Down
  • Trains:
  • Date Of Birth:
    18/05/1985
  • Games Attended:
    Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010

In August 2009, she made her international debut at the Winter Games in New Zealand. The next year, Kelly became the first athlete from Northern Ireland to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games when she made her debut in Vancouver. With her guide, Claire Robb, she placed 6th in Slalom and 4th in Giant Slalom.

She began working with guide Charlotte Evans in late 2010 and went on to win silver and bronze at the 2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sestriere, Italy, becoming the first British athlete to secure a medal at that level. Since then, Kelly and Charlotte have won medals in all disciplines in both Europa Cup and World Cup competitions.

Major Results

2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
Women's Downhill: 6th
Women's Super G: gold

2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games
Women’s Slalom: 6th
Women’s Giant Slalom: 4th

2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, Sestriere, Italy
Women’s Slalom: silver
Women’s Giant Slalom: bronze

2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, La Molina, Spain
Women’s Downhill: bronze
Women’s Giant Slalom: bronze
Women’s Super Combined: silver
Women’s Super-G: silver

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