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:
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?
By: Elena Grace Flores
There’s no boundaries for Filipino talents. They continue to excel even in sports not totally embraced or even not regularly practiced in their own country. Philippines is a tropical country and ice on ground are seldom seen unless they are generated artificially. Many years back, SM Malls were promoting ice skating facilities and even if they were popular, they were on and off. However after Michael Christian Martinez’s first performance in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – they will surely be getting bigger and better! It will not be a surprise that SM’s Forex index will be stronger because of this:
By: Chris Lagunzad
Looking like a young prince in his costume, Martinez, 17, wowed the crowd and left the TV announcers thrilled no end with his “stunning routine” while performing through the song entitled “Romeo and Juliet” of Arthur Fiedler. http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/news/martinez-impresses-crowd-in-olympic-men-s-free-skating-debut-162636929.html
Some ice skating technical experts may say that Christian needs to do quadruple jumps to get a medal – but general viewers can’t actually see any flaws in his routine. His initial show down in the eyes of many Filipinos was perfect and even surpassed expectations. His moment at Sochi Olympics’s first try out belong to people who were watching him admiringly and most of them were in tears! It feels like getting listed again in the Forex Exchange market.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Gleaming with grace, elegance and style, Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov glided through their ice dance routine wearing that incredible black Swan Lake costume. Yes, it’s not white – it’s black but the swan-like postures were very obvious with this dark color. See these beautiful pictures taken during the Winter Olympics:
By: The Huffington Post Canada
The Olympics got a bit darker and sexier thanks to Russia’s ice dance pair at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Sunday.
Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Team Russia skated to Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and channeled their inner “Black Swan” with their gorgeous ballet-inspired costumes.
The couple competed in the Team Ice Dance Free Dance on day two of the Sochi Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace and skated a very difficult program that had us going “What was that??” every five seconds. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/09/russia-ice-dancing-costumes_n_4756189.html
The moves as seen on these pictures were just very artistic generated from bodies that were nurtured for not just dancers but also top class Olympians. Nothing can take your eyes away from the television when you happen to watch this ultimate show. Watch out then for the replay in your area or search at Youtube! Just too beautiful to miss.