Michael Christian Martinez, our lone Philippine representative in Sochi, Russia, made history as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to qualify at the Winter Olympics men’s figure skating.
17-year old Martinez finished 19th last night after an impressive performance against seasoned skaters.
He is proof that it doesn’t take a gold medal to bring pride and honor to the country.As reported in Interaksyon, Martinez will receive a $10k bonus from business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan for his efforts. The bonus was said to be coursed through the MVP Sports Foundation.
WATCH Michael Martinez’s amazing performance:
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