Amazing Stories About Pinoy (ASAP) 203: Michael Christian Martinez – first ever Filipino Olympiad skater

Michael in Sochi Russia Winter Olympics 2014

The youngest competitor in the recent 2014 Olympics held in Russia. Michael made a history for being the first Filipino skater to qualify in this prestigious winter event that happens every four years. He became the darling of the press during the competition considering his humble beginnings as a skater in a tropical country like the Philippines where snow could not be found. Even he did not bring any medal, he made his countrymen proud of his performances. From his Facebook fanpage account, thousands of supporters expressed their prayers, praises and encouragement to the young athlete, including moral support for his future participation in 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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~ by reymos on February 20, 2014.

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