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Pinoy Olympian Michael Martinez Given a Hero's Welcome..

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Philippines' pride and sole athlete sent to the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi Michael Martinez was given a hero's welcome (motorcade) last Sunday, February 23, 2014. Followed by a press conference at SM Mall of Asia.


His Early Years in Ice Skating..

Michael Martinez first started ice skating at the tender age of 8 in SM Southmall Skating Rink enrolling in formal acting lessons towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional figure skater.  Eventually, he transferred to SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink, which had a bigger rink, to continue his trainings and participate in many local skating competitions. To date,Martinez has garnered 194 medals and trophies from various international and local competitions. Martinez clinched 7th place at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany that qualified him for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

During the presscon, one of the interesting question asked was what was in Michael's mind while performing in the program. Michael answered, "I'm doing this for God, for my family, for my country."

He will still continue training with his Russian trainer in the U.S. Michael will only be in the Philippines for 2 days. He has to fly back to the United States to train and prepare for the junior figure skating competition in Bulgaria.


Meet and Greet Michael Martinez

As a way to thank his fans for their unwavering support, Michael Martinez will be at the SM Southmall Ice Skating Rink for a meet and greet on February 24 at 4-5 PM, SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink on February 25 at 12- 1 PM, and at the SM Skating Rink in Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall on February 25 at 4-5 PM.


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