About Kelly Marie Gallagher
Kelly Gallagher whose parents originally hail from Donegal and Leitrim, is a visually impaired alpine ski racer from Northern Ireland.
Kelly was named to the British Disabled Ski Team in the 2008/09 season.
Visually Impaired ski racers are guided through the alpine courses by a fully sighted guide. Kelly competes in all alpine disciplines: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Downhill and Combined.
Kelly with her first guide, Claire Robb, won a gold medal in their first international race in August 2009 at the Winter Games New Zealand. Kelly and Claire trained and raced during the 2009/10 season in order to be selected for the Winter Paralympic Games which were held in March 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
Kelly and Claire were placed 6th in Slalom and 4th in Giant Slalom.
Kelly sought a new guide for the 2010/11 season and beyond right through to the Winter Paralympic Games which will be held in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
Kelly and guide, Charlotte Evans began training at the end of 2010 and had the most amazing first season. Together Kelly and Charlotte have competed in Europa Cup events and World Championships. At World Championships, achieving 2nd in Slalom and 3rd in Giant Slalom. This was the first time a British skier has achieved a medal at this level.
Kelly and Charlotte were placed 3rd in the overall Europa Cup in 2010/2011 and achieved their first Gold medal in slalom at Europa Cup Finals in La Molina, Spain in March 2011.
Kelly and Charlotte trained over the summer off snow in preparation for 2011/12 World and Europa Cup events. they won their first Downhill in February 2012 in Tignes, France and have returned to the UK for training ahead of the 2013 World Championships season.
England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
- Name: Kelly Marie Gallagher
- Mother's Maiden Surname: Feehily
- Date of Registration: May 1985
- Registration district: Westminster
- Inferred County: Greater London
- Volume Number: 15
- Page Number: 2339