Gemma Owen Love Island: How tall is Michael Owen's daughter, what age is she and how good is she at dressage?
Gemma has been a stand out personality in the Villa this year
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Gemma Owen has settled into life in the villa well, and has already become a stand out figure amongst the contestants.
Her relation to former Manchester United footballer Michael Owen has now been revealed, answering some questions other islanders had about her knowledge of football.
Here’s all you need to know about Gemma Owen, her dad Michael, and her career in dressage.
How tall is Gemma Owen?
Nineteen-year-old Gemma Owen is reportedly 5ft 6 inches tall.
Is she a successful competitor in dressage?
Gemma Owen has enjoyed a very successful career in dressage from an early age. She represented Britain at the 2021 European Junior Championships in Oliva, Spain.
At this event. She rode her own horse, a 17-year-old Stedinger gelding named Sirius Black. The team finished six at the tournament.
According to specialist industry magazine Horse and Hound, Gemma Owen and Sirius Black have “competed nationally up to inter I level, and scored a personal best of 73.53% at prix st georges (PSG) in January this year.
“Gemma’s last competition before entering the villa was Myerscough Premier League in March, where she finished third in both the team and individual young rider tests, having stepped up to the level this year.”
Has Gemma Owen looked forward to her time on the show?
In an interview ahead of the show, Gemma spoke of how she has a competitive nature thanks parity down to the professional sport history within her family.
She said: “Sport has always been a big thing for me and my family. My dad was a professional football player.”
Her line of work has also added to this competitive nature since she began competing for Great Britain eight years ago.
Gemma added: “I’ve competed for Great Britain in dressage since I was 11-years-old. I’ve travelled all across Europe competing in big arenas in big competitions. I would say I’m very competitive.
She outlined how her competitive nature comes together with what she wants in a relationship, including why it won’t get in the way of someone else’s relationship.
On this topic, Gemma said: “[When it comes to relationships] I will always go for what I want.
“But at the same time, I’m not going to mess up something for someone who is in a proper relationship or get in the way of a couple if they have a genuine connection.
“I wouldn’t do anything to another girl that I wouldn’t be happy with them doing to me.”
Who is Michael Owen?
Gemma has forged a career of her own, and she is also part of a family which can boast a top international footballer.
Michael Owen, Gemma’s dad, is one of the best strikers to ever represent England.
In a ten year international career, Michael Owen scored 40 goals in 89 matches.
At club level, Owen had a superb goal scoring record for almost every side he represented.
This equated to 158 goals in 297 games, 30 goals in 79 games at Newcastle United and 17 goals in 52 matches for Manchester United.