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Michael Christian Martinez: 19th Place is Not Bad for the Lone Filipino Winter Olympian


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
No one can argue that Michael Christian Martinez really did a historic performance during the Finals of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. However, although crowd favorite as he was, many were not actually hoping for the medal. Being able to give justice to his performance and not to end up with obvious mistakes or injuries were mainly what most Filipinos were praying for. Landing as the 19th placer of the men’s figure skating finale is more than what we asked for. I just hope that Christian’s family insurance is comprehensive enough not just to cover him but also his emotional supporters:

Martinez finishes 19th at Winter Olympics figure skating finale

By: Levi Verora

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez finished 19th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics men’s figure skating finals on Saturday morning (Manila time).

The lone Filipino Winter Olympian Martinez, 17, garnered 119.44 points in his final free skate routine for a two-day total of 184.25. Martinez skated third and held an early lead after six performances.  http://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/olympics/50618-martinez-takes-early-lead-in-mens-figure-skating-finale


The 2018 Winter Olympics is coming up and with or without support, this young and talented man, Michael Christian Martinez will only get better. He has all what it takes to be a champion in what he does but hard work is needed for sure. This is not the same as taking some online classes but he’ll get there. This time for sure, it will be different. The world has seen his potential and getting support will not be hard anymore. He can make the right choices now as he go along but trust that the Filipino people will be following his progress – win or lose! Any family insurance sponsors out there?

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