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Is Olympian Michael Martinez skating through showbiz?

Is Olympian Michael Martinez skating through showbiz?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardSep 14th, 2018

There s food Martinez will not eat for a while after nose bleed in the Olympics

Turns out there was a specific reason for Michael Martinez's episode of nose bleeding in his stint at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. After his routine in PyeongChang, Martinez suffered from severe nose bleeding. It wasn't because he got injured from his routine, it was just the after effects of all the stress and weight cuts he had to do prior to the competition. "I actually had a very bad nose bleed, I went to the doctors and they told me 'you know what it's because of the switch of the diet and the stress that you put it,'" Martinez said. "It was very difficult," the two-time Olympian added. Martinez was a late addition to the Winter Olympics being given a wildcard berth after Sweden's representative withdrew in January. The 21-year-old figure skater also ventured into bodybuilding following his first Olympic stint in Sochi four years ago and while that helped him with his career in some ways, it also forced him to cut his weight in order to reach optimum condition for South Korea. During the most stressful time of his weight cut, Martinez said he didn't really eat breakfast and only had what was basically a combination of salmon, some meats, and some vegetables for lunch and dinner. Oh and a little bit of bread too. Obviously, that took its toll on his body. "Everyday. At the end of the competition I was just like 'yeah I can't eat this,'" he said. But still, bodybuilding helped Martinez with his performances. All that muscle he packed was beneficial in him being stronger for his projections. However, the focus now for the Fil-Japanese skater is to take a break first. Returning to the country this week, representing a tropical country like the Philippines in the Winter Olympics is enough for Martinez. "Competing at that level of the Winter Olympics, in the company of world-class figure skating talents, and performing in front of the world, is already a reward," he said. "I am honored to have represented the country in that tournament and hope I have become an inspiration to the next generation of ice athletes," Martinez added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

More skating for two-time Olympian Michael Christian Martinez

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Olympian figure skater Michael Christian Martinez returned to the country, not with a medal, but with overflowing pride as he achieved the feat of competing twice in the Winter Olympics.  Everyone thought that Martinez would hang up his skates for good when he failed to gain ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

WATCH: Michael Christian Martinez performs 2018 Olympic routine in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Michael Christian Martinez was given a chance to show his 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics routine during his Olympian's homecoming by SM Skating on Thursday, February 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink.  Martinez was called up to join the Winter Olympics 16 days before the quadrennial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

LOOK: Michael Martinez talks about Olympic journey on ANC s Headstart

After his appearance in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, two-time Olympian Michael Martinez sat down and talked with ANC's Migs Bustos about his journey and the things he endured before qualifying in the quadriennial affair. The Filipino, even though performing a flawless routine, just came up short, finishing 28th in a competition that took the top 24. Martinez was not even supposed to be in this competition, as he was named as a replacement for a Swedish skater that failed to meet requirements. The 21-year old revealed that he even thought of finally hanging up the skates for good after narrowly missing the cut in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, where the top six automatically booked a spot in the Winter Olympics. #ANCHeadstart: Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez reveals he considered hanging up the skates for good after narrowly missing the cut for the Olympics. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/1LJBDh9kOH — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 After failing to meet the cutoff, Martinez eventually ventured into bodybuilding to improve his body's strength, but eventually had to remove all his gained weight in order to retain the sleeker figure, which is more helpful in his sport. #ANCHeadstart: "Since I made it to Olympics, I have to lose everything." Michael Martinez talks about his preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 after switching to body building before the Olympics. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/idMPhbiOfp — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 When the Swedish skater's failure to qualify was announced, Martinez was in great shock since he only had a mere two weeks to prepare for an event that showcases the world's greatest athletic abilities and talents. #ANCHeadstart: Figure skater Michael Martinez recalls getting the call that secured his spot in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/C9kbUi3LAf — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 Martinez, who achieved a score of 55.56 points in the short program, added that simply being a representative of the Philippines is already an accomplishment for him, but rued that his placing could have been higher if he had a much longer time to prepare. Despite having asthmatic bronchitis as a child, Martinez says that it did not hinder him from pursuing sports, let alone figure skating, which entails a lot of stamina for a successful and flawless routine......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating

By Delfin Dioquino/rappler.com – Winner or not, Michael Christian Martinez will come home to the Philippines from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea a pioneer. In the Olympics, success is often measured by medals or podium finishes. But for Martinez, carrying the Philippine colors in the world’s Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Winner or not, Michael Christian Martinez will come home to the Philippines from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea a pioneer.  In the Olympics, success is often measured by medals or podium ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Winter Olympians Martinez, Miller plunge into action

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter PHILIPPINE bets in the ongoing 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, plunge into action in their respective disciplines in events set for this weekend. Figure skater Michael Martinez, a returning Winter Olympian, will compete in the men’s single skating event set for 9 a.m. today where […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Michael Martinez super happy about his second Olympic bid

Figure skater Michael Martinez is 'extremely happy' that he has a chance of making Philippine sporting history as this Winter Olympics will be the first time that the country will be sending athletes in two different events of the quadrennial event. Martinez joins Fil-Am Asa Miller, a 17-year old from Portland, Oregon, who qualified in the giant slalom event. The figure skater expressed his elation after the Philippine Olympic Committee informed him of the good news, saying that Sweden had withdrawn from the event, leaving the door wide open for the 21-year old, to go for his second Olympic stint since Sochi in 2014.  Martinez clinched the final spot in the figure skating event as the Scandinavian nation pulled out Alexander Majorov for failing to meet the Swedish Olympic committee’s minimum qualifying scores. The now two-time Olympian was outside looking in as he finished 8th in the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany last year, as the competition only takes the Top 7 for Olympic qualification.  By virtue of his 8th-place finish, Martinez was named as alternate, should any situation like this arises.  Since he had anticpated an event like this would occur, he continued to train in California, and is now in preparation for Feb. 8, a day after the opening ceremony. Martinez is asking again for the country's support and thanks everyone who believed in him in an interview with ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo. Michael Martinez ecstatic about news he is in the Winter Olympics says he has continuously been training pic.twitter.com/Oh0OTatSDq — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 25, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Martinez struggles to make cut

MANILA, Philippines -  Filipino Olympian Michael Christian Martinez barely made the cut for the men’s free skate final of the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating C.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

Curtain falls on Filipino bets in Winter Games

THE Olympic Winter Games campaign of the Philippines finished at the weekend with the country bowing out sans a medal. Figure skater Michael Martinez and Alpine skier Asa Miller competed in their respective events on Friday and yesterday but both fell short in their quest for gold. Mr. Martinez, now a two-time Olympian, did not […] The post Curtain falls on Filipino bets in Winter Games appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Martinez comes up short in Pyeongchang 2018 skating short program

MANILA, Philippines – Despite a flawless routine Friday, Michael Martinez failed to advance to the freeskate competition in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Martinez finishes 28th, fails to advance to Olympics free skate round

Michael Christian Martinez failed to advance in the men's single figure skating, finishing 28th in the short program Friday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Gangneung Ice Arena. The 21-year-old could only muster 55.56 points--26.04 from technical elements and 29.52 from presentation-- in his short program performance, good for third to the last place among 30 skaters. Only the top 24 skaters from the short program are advancing to the free skate round which is slated on Saturday. Though Martinez had a clean run without deductions, most of his moves were seen as largely basic compared to the level of difficulty of the routines of the other competitors. READ: PH ...Keep on reading: Martinez finishes 28th, fails to advance to Olympics free skate round.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Michael Martinez and coach depart for Pyeongchang

Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez and his coach Slava Zagor left Los Angeles for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea Monday, Los Angeles time. The 21-year old Martinez was pumped during his stay in the airport, and while he waited to go on board on a Korean Air flight, he started to record for his video blog.  Martinez plans to do as much practice as he can between his arrival in South Korea and his performance, which is happening on Feb. 17.  Before leaving for Pyeongchang, the figure skater and his coach got a chance to be interviewed by ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles. One half of the Philippine Olympic delegation to the games thanked his supporters for all the support, and asks the nation to watch his performance as he will try to raise the flag into the medal count. Zagor meanwhile is optimistic about the two-time Olympian's performance. "He’ll try to do his best for this moment.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

PH s Michael Martinez to compete in 2018 Winter Olympics

MANILA, Philippines – Michael Martinez will be representing the Philippines in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating competition. Martinez will be taking the place of Swedish figure skater Alexander Majorov, who was pulled out of the competition by the Swedish Olympic Committee. Majorov qualified for the men's Olympic figure skating ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Meet Asa Miller, the Philippines only delegate to Pyeongchang

Known as a tropical country, the Philippines has sent delegations to the Winter edition of the quadriennial event four times since 1972, the most recent of which was figure skater Michael Christian Martinez, who went to Sochi, Russia in 2014. Once again, our nation will have to huddle up and support the country's only Olympian this year, 17-year old Asa Miller, who will be competing in the slalom ski event. The event involves going down a slope, passing through poles and gates at the fastest time. Slalom skiing comprises of two events, slalom and giant slalom. Miller will compete in both events. Miller, a native of Portland, Oregon, first took hold of skiing when he was a toddler, and first competed when he was six. Miller currently competes for the Meadow Race Team in Mt. Hood, Oregon, where he had been competing for the past nine years. The Filipino-American, who traces his roots to his mother, competed at the FIS World Junior Championships in Sweden last year, but flopped.  “I honestly didn’t do so well, but I went more for the learning experience and the opportunity to compete in a world event," Miller told The Cardinal Times, the official publication of Lincoln High School, Miller's current school. As Miller prepares for this year's Winter Olympics, he goes to the event without financial support from the government, as he will pay for his own expenses in the whole event, ranging from plane tickets, equipment, and entry fees. Readers may donate here at his GoFundMe page, where he still has a long way before even making ends meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Martinez tries new routine, loses SEAG gold

KUALA LUMPUR – A new, untested routine had cost Michael Martinez the gold medal in the ice skating competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2017

Martinez competes in freeskate today

MANILA, Philippines - Michael Martinez, the first Southeast Asian to qualify in figure skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, will perform to the musi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Martinez falls short of Olympic bid

MANILA, Philippines - Michael Christian Martinez struggled to finish at 24th overall in the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2017

Martinez makes it to finals of World Championships

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino skater Michael Christian Martinez on Friday entered the free skate final of the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

WATCH: Michael Christian Martinez at Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

WATCH: Michael Christian Martinez at Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2017