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    Pinoy Olympic figure skater Michael Martinez shows fine form in ISU 4CC tournament

    Feb 22, 2017
    Michael Martinez placed 14th from 26 entries in the Gangneung showpiece.

    MICHAEL Martinez became the highest ranking Southeast Asian skater after finishing 14th in the Men’s Singles category of the ISU Four Continents Championships held in Gangneung, South Korea from February 14 to 19.

    The 20-year old Martinez pulled off his season’s best performance with a total score of 214.5, garnering 72.47 in the short program and 141.68 in free skating to place 14th out of 26 international figure skaters that represented Asia, USA, Oceana, and Africa.

    Acting as the figure skating test event for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, categories from the 2017 Four Continents Championships (4CC) include men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing and had a total of 111 athletes competing for the title of Four Continents Champion.

    After the 4CC, Martinez is set to compete with other Philippine figure skaters such as Jules Alpe and Samantha Cabiles in the 2017 Asian Winter Games from February 18 to 26, the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19 to 25 and at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland from March 29 to April 2, 2017. 

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    Michael Martinez placed 14th from 26 entries in the Gangneung showpiece.
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