The lone Filipino Winter Olympian Martinez, 17, ranked 19th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics men's figure skating finals on Saturday morning (Manila time). He garnered 119.44 points in his final free skate routine for a two-day total of 184.25. Martinez skated third and held an early lead after six performances.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan won the gold medal with a score of 280.09, while Patrick Chan of Canada won silver. Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, who finished ninth after the short program, moved up to third place to earn bronze honors.
Filipino skater performed to the tune of "Malagueña" of Ernesto Lecuona which lasted for about 4 minutes and 30 seconds and drawing applause from the crowd!
Congratulations Michael Martinez! We are proud of you!
Michael Christian Martinez performs in the Men's Figure Skating Free Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014.
(Photo by Adrian Dennis / AFP)