Jessica Cloy

Jessica Cloy, née Galli, was injured in a car accident in September 1991 and became involved in Paralympic sports shortly after through the Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. In 1998 at the age of 14, she competed in her first international event at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Birmingham, England. 

Cloy attended her first Paralympic Games in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. After winning a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games in the women’s 800-meters (T53) and finishing fourth at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, Cloy won an incredible five medals in Beijing, including one gold medal, three silver medals and one bronze medal. Cloy's medal haul was top among the entire 2008 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. Cloy most recently competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where she came home with the bronze medal in the 800m.

She is currently the world record holder for the T53 200m, 400m and 800m.

Cloy graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 with a degree in kinesiology. In 2010, she graduated with a master's degree in community health - health policy and administration. She most recently worked for General Electric as the initiative coordinator for Developing HealthTM Atlanta, a program under the General Electric Foundation.

Cloy and her husband, Gavin, welcomed their first child in 2014.