OLYMPIAN Michael Christian Martinez was conspicuously absent from the Philippine delegation competing in ice skating in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Skating Union president Josie Veguillas explained that it was Martinez himself who begged off from participating in the biennial games." ...
Nov 29, 2019
MICHAEL Martinez will have to compete in Germany for a spot in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after falling just short in the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki. The 20-year-old Martinez garnered a score of 196.79 in the ...
Apr 2, 2017
MICHAEL Martinez improved his chances of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics after placing 9th in the men's singles division of the 2017 Asian Winter Games held in Sapporo, Japan from February 19 to 26.Finishing with 135.43 points in ...
Mar 1, 2017
AFTER Michael Martinez finished an ice show at the SM Megamall Skating Rink, a Japanese woman called him from the sidelines.The lady was waving Philippine and Japanese flags all throughout the performance of Martinez and 10 other figure skaters. Calling him ...
Jun 20, 2016
FILIPINO Winter Olympian Michael Martinez is giving back to the sport that has brought him international acclaim and a ticket "to the coolest place in town." SPIN.ph dropped by on Thursday morning to see the 19-year-old Winter Olympian conduct ...
Jun 16, 2016
EXPECT an improved Michael Martinez in the next figure skating season.This was what the Filipino Olympic figure skater said during a press conference on Tuesday where he announced his collaboration with SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. (SMLEI) and SM Skating in holding ...
May 31, 2016
PINOY figure skater Michael Martinez has improved his standing in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston by placing 19th, up two spots from his previous best finish last year.Martinez, who performed to Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," completed ...
Apr 11, 2016
PHILIPPINE Olympian Michael Martinez is set to compete in the Hilton Honors Skate America on October 24-26, the first of six events in the prestigious Grand Prix world skating competitions.Martinez is the only Filipino and Southeast Asian to compete in ...
Oct 23, 2014
FILIPINO Olympian Michael Martinez finished sixth in the recently Lombardia Trophy in Mila, Italy.The 17-year-old Martinez had a final score of 199.92 points to place in the upper half of the standings in a field of 13 skaters. ...
Sep 23, 2014
FILIPINO Olympian Michael Martinez vies in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Grand Prix) set October 24 to December 14.The Grand Prix is a series of senior international figure skating competitions for the 2014 to 2015 season, ...
Jul 30, 2014
MICHAEL Martinez will try to make the Filipinos proud as he joins the Hilton Honors Skate America in Chicago, Illinois from October 22 to 26.Ranked 27th in the world, the first Filipino figure skater to make it to the Winter Olympics ...
Jul 17, 2014
MORE than 100 aspiring figure skaters have gathered at SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall for the annual Summer Skate ice skating competition from Friday to Saturday.Filipino skaters numbering 104 and aged from three to 18 years of age are ...
May 30, 2014
COMPETING for the first time after his celebrated stint in the Winter Olympics, Michael Martinez won a gold medal in the senior men's division in the Triglav trophy ice skating tournament in Jessenice, Slovenia.The 17-year old figure skater from ...
Apr 7, 2014
OLYMPIAN Michael Christian Martinez is withdrawing from the World Junior Championships after being advised by his doctor and coach to take it easy and recover from multiple injuries. "Michael is withdrawing from the Bulgaria competition. It's the doctor's and coach' ...
Mar 9, 2014
AFTER his historic stint in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Michael Christian Martinez, the first Filipino figure skater to enter the medal round in the quadrennial showpiece, is raising the bar.According to Michael's mother, Teresa, their goals were at a realistic ...
Feb 24, 2014
BEFORE Michael Martinez set foot in Sochi, Russia and won the hearts of many with an endearing performance that led him to the medal round of the men's free skating event, Filipinos had been lukewarm on the Winter Olympics.The apathy ...
Feb 16, 2014
MICHAEL Christian Martinez may not have won any medal in the Sochi Winter Games, but this young figure skater has given Filipinos all around the world a sense of pride.From a modest goal of making it to the last 24 of ...
Feb 15, 2014
SNOWBOARDER Shaun White is the most buzzed-about Olympic athlete on Facebook but figure skating is by far the sport that attracts the most interest.The social media site said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that more than 24 million people have ...
Feb 15, 2014
SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.Evgeni Plushenko, the first figure skater in the modern era to win medals in four Olympics, retired from ...
Feb 14, 2014
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