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    Michael Christian Martinez

    Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez was born on November 4, 1996, in Parañaque, Philippines, and is the first Southeast Asian figure skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics. He was the only athlete from the Philippines who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where he was also the flag bearer. At 17, he was the youngest in the men's figure skating event where he accomplished his goal of making it to the free skate, eventually finishing 19th.

    That he became an Olympic figure skater is a tribute to his determination considering the odds against him. First of all, he suffers from asthma and took up figure skating because it was found to have improved his condition. Second, the Philippines is a tropical country, and Michael in fact learned to figure skate in an ice rink located in a shopping mall. The cost of figure skating is also a constraint although Michael was able to gain a major sponsor, the retail giant SM, after his results in Sochi.

    Michael now sets his sights in competing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and after that, the Southeast Asian Games in Manila before hanging up his skates.

    He is known for his flexibility as seen in his beautiful Biellmann spin and spirals.

    It is so exciting when a skater succeeds in overcoming the difficulties of reaching the elite levels in figure skating from one of the small federations! Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines is a wonderful young skater whose spins and style are amazing

    Excerpt by Maria Victoria

    April 10, 2016 UPDATE



    Michael Christian Martinez

    Bios and Profiles
    Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michae...stian_Martinez
    Tracings.net: http://tracings.net/mart-mich.html
    ISU Results: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012802.htm
    Rink Results profile: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=717

    Social Media
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelOlympian
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/martinezfrost3/

    Fan Media
    Network: https://twitter.com/TropicalFrost
    Twitter: http://tropicalfrost.tistory.com/
    YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TropicalFrostPH/feed

    PROGRAMS
    note: links under EX entries are gala programs
    Season SP LP EX
    2015-2016 Egmont (Beethoven) Rome and Juliet (Prokofiev) N/A
    2014-2015 Piano Concerto No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) The Phantome of the Opera (Webber) N/A
    2013-2014 Romeo and Juliet (Rota) Malaguena (Lecuona) Nocturne into Bohemian Rhapsody
    2012-2013 Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach) King Arthur (Zimmer) N/A
    2010-2012 The Jellicle Ball (Webber) Tango De Los Exilados (Taieb) N/A

    COMPETITIVE RESULTS
    *personal bests highlighted in bold
    **video links are on score entries

    2015-2016
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2016 Worlds 66.98 137.12 204.10 19th
    2015 Four Continents 69.15 142.44 211.59 9th
    2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb 65.66 137.16 202.82 7th
    2015 Warsaw Cup 65.64 140.66 206.30 4th
    2015 Cup of China 72.24 148.12 220.36 6th
    2015 Finlandia Trophy 65.18 125.36 190.54 9th
    2015 Asian Trophy 72.14 121.06 193.20 1st


    2014-2015
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2015 Triglav Trophy 51.68 130.16 181.84 1st
    2015 Worlds 67.03 125.35 192.38 21st
    2014 Golden Spin 74.45 130.00 204.45 6th
    2014 Warsaw Cup 73.81 139.57 213.38 2nd
    2014 Skate America 72.81 124.77 197.58 10th
    2014 Lombardia Trophy 67.36 132.56 199.92 5th

    2013-2014
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2014 Triglav Trophy 63.29 131.84 195.13 1st
    2014 Winter Olympics 64.81 119.44 184.25 19th
    2014 Skate Helena 65.78 123.12 188.91 1st
    22nd Volvo Open Cup 66.01 131.17 197.18 4th
    2013 JGP Estonia 63.67 135.15 198.82 3rd
    2013 Nebelhorn Trophy 61.55 127.91 189.46 7th
    2013 US International Skating Classic 59.65 123.39 183.04 6th
    2013 JGP Riga 64.03 109.70 173.73 4th

    2012-2013
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2013 Junior Worlds 67.01 124.63 191.64 5th
    2013 4CC 64.62 113.46 178.08 16th
    20th Volvo Open Cup 58.47 117.52 175.99 5th
    2nd New Year's Cup 57.42 119.82 177.24 3rd
    13th Crystal Skate 59.75 125.75 185.50 1st
    2012 Cup of Nice 49.64 115.48 165.12 6th
    2012 JGP Croatia 50.67 111.73 162.40 6th
    2012 JGP Lake Placid 51.88 106.52 158.40 4th

    2011-2012
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2012 Junior Worlds 55.32 109.78 165.10 15th
    2012 Youth Winter Olympics 54.35 97.25 151.60 7th
    2011 JGP Brisbane 52.69 95.44 148.13 8th

    2010-2011
    Event SP LP Total Rank
    2010 JGP Japan 39.51 78.55 118.06 17th

    GOLDEN SKATE ARTICLES AND THREADS

    Thread: Michael Christian Martinez inspires FS in his Country
    Feb. 2014: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...in-his-Country

    Sept. 2012: Article: "Martinez puts the Philippines on the map for figure skating" by Tatjana Flajde
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/m...igure-skating/
    Associated Thread: Sept 2012: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...figure-skating

    ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

    November 2015: Martinez faces stiff opposition in China
    http://www.philstar.com/sports/2015/...position-china

    July 2015: Martinez Sets Lofty Goals
    http://www.philstar.com/sports/2015/...ts-lofty-goals

    Manila on ice: YOG athlete Michael Christian Martinez creates history for the Philippines
    http://www.olympic.org/news/manila-o...ippines/224651

    Body Talk with Michael Christian Martinez
    http://www.philstar.com/entertainmen...stian-martinez

    Martinez advances to [2015 WC] freeskate
    http://www.philstar.com/sports/2015/...nces-freeskate

    MCM bags gold Slovena skating tilt
    http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv...a-skating-tilt

    PHL figure skater Michael Martinez advances to next round in Olympics
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...nd-in-olympics

    Martinez finishes 19th at Winter Olympics figure skating finale
    http://www.rappler.com/sports/specia...skating-finale

    MCM to compete in Grand Prix of Figure Skating
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...figure-skating

    A first for Southeast Asia: An Olympic figure skater
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/world/...figure-skater/




    NEWS VIDEOS
    note: these videos are in Filipino
    -YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/fsmichaelmartinez/videos
    -Michael Christian Martinez, wins gold from his 3rd Senior International Ice Skating Competition
    -Olympian Michael Martinez arrives from Sochi
    -Pinoy figure skater dreams big in Sochi, Russia
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    Michael Christian Martinez

    just bumped into his facebook, he is gaining followers now
    though I assume most are a bit delusional, gold for Sochi ?
    I think its safe to say most of the followers are FS newbies but that's ok, for a pioneering FS country
    his country could potentially see a new FS boom followers like in Korea

    I think he has potential maybe Top 10 or 15 in 2018 Olympics
    he is regarded as the Philippine's "Kim Yuna" version for his ubers

    facebook fan page:
    https://www.facebook.com/MichaelChri...fficialFanPage

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    just bumped into his facebook, he is gaining followers now
    though I assume most are a bit delusional, gold for Sochi ?
    I think its safe to say most of the followers are FS newbies but that's ok, for a pioneering FS country
    his country could potentially see a new FS boom followers like in Korea

    I think he has potential maybe Top 10 or 15 in 2018 Olympics
    he is regarded as the Philippine's "Kim Yuna" version for his ubers

    facebook fan page:
    https://www.facebook.com/MichaelChri...fficialFanPage
    Awesome! I noticed him earlier, while looking for young upcoming skaters.
    He's really flexible!

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    Have anyone watch Martinez (new short?) program with bohemian rhapsody yet? I really like it, he has so much potential and could be really really big given proper training.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ysEsHMgOg

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    OMG! That's actually pretty good! I love how he uses his arms A lot of potential indeed! Also, his Beilmann is so- wow! it's even better than Yuzu's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeloving View Post
    Have anyone watch Martinez (new short?) program with bohemian rhapsody yet? I really like it, he has so much potential and could be really really big given proper training.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ysEsHMgOg
    Is this a new rink? It is not the same one from MOA or South Mall.

    I don't think this is his new program. It was his exhibition program from last year.

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    I could be wrong, but that looks like the ice rink in SM Megamall.

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    Link to news report that Philippine retail giant SM will support Michael's training for the 2018 Olympics:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/04...z-olympics-bid

    There was a discussion in another thread of how much it costs a topflight skater for training, etc. with $160,000 being a low estimate per Patrick Chan's father so I'm glad SM has vowed to help out Michael financially. We may see Michael as the Philippines's first Winter Olympics medalist yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Link to news report that Philippine retail giant SM will support Michael's training for the 2018 Olympics:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/04...z-olympics-bid

    There was a discussion in another thread of how much it costs a topflight skater for training, etc. with $160,000 being a low estimate per Patrick Chan's father so I'm glad SM has vowed to help out Michael financially. We may see Michael as the Philippines's first Winter Olympics medalist yet.
    Congratulation to Michael. Wish him good luck for his future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Link to news report that Philippine retail giant SM will support Michael's training for the 2018 Olympics:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/04...z-olympics-bid
    WOAH. Having one of Philippine's richest companies as a sponsor is amazing! I'm excited to see what's next for him in the upcoming years

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    wow! that is great news, I wonder if we can send him to Canada too, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by foruiz View Post
    wow! that is great news, I wonder if we can send him to Canada too, haha
    I wonder about that too. I think there is one of the coach there who is Filipino. I saw many YouTube's video of him handles the Harness at the Cricket club

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    ^It would be a dream come true if Michael will be able to train beside Yuzuru in Toronto, but I think right now with Javier and Nam also under him, Brian Orser already has his hands full.

    My wish for Michael is that he will be able to be matched with a coach who can take him to the next level as Brian Orser did Yuzuru.

    Here's a link to a recent article on Michael: http://www.illustradolife.com/?p=8977.

    There he describes himself thus: "I am an ordinary kid who loves to sing, dance, draw and make origami. I was born asthmatic. I literally grew up in the hospital and I still have asthma until now. But my sickness doesn’t deter me from pursuing my Olympic dream – in a sport that is not even common in a tropical country like the Philippines."

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    That's true Maria Victoria... I guess Orser's hands are full right now... and there is no more space left for an extra Disney character, haha!

    I have the same wish for him too, I hope he gets to work on his quads and land them perfectly at the soonest as the other juniors are ahead of him in terms of that aspect. But it was great that he beat Hino and Tanaka in Triglav, not that I don't love Team Japan since I really do, haha. Anyway, he is half Japanese so I might just consider him as a pseudo member. Thanks for the link as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foruiz View Post
    That's true Maria Victoria... I guess Orser's hands are tied full right now... and there is no more space left for an extra Disney character, haha!

    I have the same wish for him too, I hope he gets to work on his quads and land them perfectly at the soonest as the other juniors are ahead of him in terms of that aspect. But it was great that he beat Hino and Taka in Triglav, not that I don't love Team Japan since I really do, haha. Anyway, he is half Japanese so I might just consider him as a pseudo member. Thanks for the link as well!
    half Japanese ? source pls

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