Greg has headed to Tokyo (Image: Instagram)Most of the previous stars of Love Island have gone on to carve out massively profitable careers in modelling, vogue, influencing and tv – however now, now we have our very first Islander turned Olympian.
Collection 5 winner Greg O’Shea has landed in Tokyo as a part of Staff Eire on the Olympics, and he has been giving his followers a peek into his journey.
The 26-year-old shared a snap to Instagram outdoors Dublin Airport forward of his flight to Japan, writing: ‘The Olympic journey has began !
‘Thanks a lot to everybody who messaged me and to all of the household, associates and companions that waved us off on the airport 💚 Subsequent cease 🔜 Tokyo!’
Love Island’s Alex George was amongst these wishing the athlete luck, commenting: ‘Good luck mate.’
Since touchdown, Greg has shared photos and movies from the Olympic village eating corridor, saying that he’s ‘spoilt for alternative’ with all of the meal choices, and confirmed off his chopstick abilities.
Greg is a part of Staff Eire (Image: Instagram)Greg’s rugby sevens group was chosen for the Olympics after a dramatic win over France at their qualifying match in Monaco.
The Limerick-born athlete had solely been known as onto the squad every week earlier to interchange Gavin Mullin, who was injured.
The group is the primary Irish rugby group to qualify for the Olympics, with Greg calling their ticket to the occasion ‘the stuff of desires’.
The lads’s rugby sevens competitors kicks off subsequent week on July 26, with Eire going through groups from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Nice Britain, Japan, Kenya, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.
Greg gave a peek contained in the Olympic village eating corridor (Image: Instagram)
Greg gained Love Island collection 5 with Amber (Image: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)An Olympic medal and half a £50,000 prize for sunning your self for 2 weeks could be a reasonably spectacular checklist of achievements for the CV…
Greg was a late arrival to the Love Island villa in 2019 and after only a fortnight in Spain, he gained the entire thing after coupling up with fan favorite Amber Gill.
The couple dated after leaving the villa, however cut up up after simply 5 weeks collectively – with reviews claiming Greg had dumped Amber by textual content.
Nevertheless, Greg denied this and mentioned that their long-distance relationship and differing ambitions weren’t going to work.
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He advised the Mail On-line: ‘We did the entire after the present factor after which it received to us talking to one another away from the cameras and he or she requested “are we going to be boyfriend and girlfriend? Are we going to be a correct couple?”
‘I mentioned to her “realistically, I don’t understand how that is going to work, you’re in England and everybody desires a little bit of you, you’ve gotten your clothes offers and I’m going again to Eire and going to try to do the Olympics.”’
Whereas Greg has achieved his sporting dream, Amber, 23, has been one of the profitable islanders to return from the present, launching her personal weight reduction programme, bagging an ITV present with fellow winner Kem Cetinay, and partnering with vogue model Oh Polly.
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