“And he made history”
Lone Filipino representative to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has made history not only for the Philippines but for the South East Asian region as the 1st Filipino to be qualified in Men’s Figure Skating Finals. 17-year old Michael Christian Martinez performed last night in the Men’s Figure Skating Short program, along with other 29 figure skaters from different countries.
Performing to the music of Romeo and Juliet, Martinez wowed the crowd for his mellow dramatic performance. Charismatic performer as described by the event commentators, the Pinoy skater really got the attention of the crowd, evident by several roars and applause. He was also praised for his flexibility which is really his ace in the competition.
After finishing his piece he was given a total score of 64.81, 33.31 points for Technical score and 31.50 for Component score with 0 Deduction. And with that score he placed 19th over-all in the Men’s Free Program, earning him ticket to the finals that will be held today, February 14, 2014 at 7PM Sochi Time (11PM Manila Time).
Below is the video of his Men’s short program performance.
It was really a pride seeing a Filipino competing in the Winter Olympics, especially that Michael Martinez is the 1st South East Asian and Filipino to move to the Finals of Winter Olympics Figure Skating Event. Thank you Michael Christian Martinez for making history and bringing pride and honor to our country and the whole SEA community.