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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    half Japanese ? source pls
    I read that from a local newspaper (The Philippine Star), unfortunately I cannot seem to find the same news clip in their website.

    Anyway in a tweet by Filipino sports journalist Quinito Henson (@TheDeanQuinito) he says "Figure skater Michael Martinez' mom Tess, a single parent, deserves credit for her son's rise-she raised him well, Michael is half-Japanese" This is his tweet dated 12:17 PM - 23 Feb 2014.

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