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Filipino Prince on Sochi Ice Skating Ground


welcome 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:

Pinoy Pride: Martinez qualifies for medal round with impressive Olympic debut

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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.

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Winter Olympics: Vladimir Putin’s Support to His Ice Skating Olympians


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Politics were also present in the selection of Russian contenders in the Team Skating category – but Russian President Vladimir Putin did not play it there in the Winter Olympics. His presence in the Sochi  was enough to cheer the expert ice skating athletes and he also gave recognition to the first gold medalist of Russia – Yulia Lipnitskaya, the 15 year old gold recipient during the figure skating team event. Read this:

Russia win their first gold of Sochi Winter Olympics – in team skating

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A skating star in the twilight of his storied career and another who could go on to be just as impressive combined to put in top performances at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Sunday night and win Russia their first gold medal, to the delight of the watching Vladimir Putin.  http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/09/russia-first-gold-medal-sochi-winter-olympics


Controversial ice skating contender Evgeny Plushenko might not be 100% happy with his initial performance but you can sense that he’s very determined to make it to the top. Perhaps not this Winter Olympics but maybe next?

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