Michael Christian Martinez inspires FS in his Country
It's always great having new countries pioneering FS like Yuna did for South Korea, looks like we have next in line
but oh boy get ready for some new uber fans coming this next quad
Martinez inspires tropical country Phlippines and philippino children to take FS with his new superstar status:
Video not available, but it is great, I think he has a bright future too . And about fans I think there are not more passionate fans than koreans, may be only brazilians ( but lucky for us they are not very good in figure skating)
I think since it's new to the Philippines, it's more of a novelty at the moment. We'll see where support goes for him in the next few years. But yes, he has incredible potential given that intense flexibility and poise that no one saw coming.
There are a lot of updates being posted on his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelChris...anPage?fref=ts
Well I think is good he is receiving a lot of attention so his country supports him more in the future
Wicked Yankee Girl
I believe he will be at Jr. Worlds, where he can definitely make top ten, perhaps medal?
I think he has the goods to medal. He isn't unique but he is special. I wish he had better choreography though.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Check out the crowd when he performed an exhibition at SM Mall
His homecoming from Sochi
Garnering support by Filipino celeb Sam Milby
Hes amazing. I hope he improves and has continued success. Hes a star in the making.
ISU, stop promoting 2-foot skating!
I think his SP is very decent but the FS is really not suited to his strengths or the music and is a big miss.
Originally Posted by yelyoh
He has a lot of special qualities and I hope that all of this attention will secure him some sponsorships to enable him to train in US full time and work with highest level choreographers.
According to Kudriavtsev, who coached him before the Olympics, he has an incredible work ethic, is very committed and works really hard. He's also been improving his performance skills are showing more showmanship which coupled with his flexibility, make a big impact.
I wish him all the best.
P.S. It's interesting how both of the male Filippino skaters are very interesting presentation-wise.
Wait until you see the girls. Filipino are very musical and showmanship-wised.
Originally Posted by Ziggy
I am so happyfor him. I really hope that this sudden popularity will mean that skating will grow in popularity globally. What a dream.
Why are you shaking your head? The more fans the better.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
normal fans will be a great addition
Originally Posted by spikydurian
but new potential rabid and bots are not
That's an insult to Michael's fans whom I would assume will be mainly Filipinos.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I was so delighted to watch Michael skate! And I really hope this exposure means positive things for his training situation. As others have noted, he has a lot to work on, for sure, but a show-man quality and lovely flexibility and posture. I can't wait to see more of him!