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Michael Martinez, Asa Miller carry PH colors in Winter Olympics 2018

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Michael Martinez will compete on February 16 in the men's single skating while Asa Miller will see action on February 18 in the men's alpine skiing

CARRYING THE FLAG. Michael Martinez (left) and Asa Miller (right) are donning the Philippine colors in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo from Martinez' Facebook account and Miller's Instagram account

PH's Michael Martinez to compete in 2018 Winter Olympics

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Martinez takes the place of Swedish figure skater Alexander Majorov

RETURN. Michael Martinez gains a spot in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Michael Martinez finishes 8th in Nebelhorn Trophy

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The Filipino figure skater misses the cut for the 2018 Winter Olympics that will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea

MISSED CUT. Philippines' top figure skater bows out in qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Michael Martinez stumbles, now second place after SEA Games short program

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Michael Martinez lands second with a score of 54 74 behind Malaysia s Julian Yee

SECOND PLACE. Michael Martinez looks to do better in the figure skating long program at the SEA Games after falling behind Malaysia's bet. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Palit Bise, Martinez, Suu Kyi | Midday wRap

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Bilateral ceasefire, Gabriela on Duterte, Flynn | Evening wRap

Mar 31, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Martinez finishes 7th in skating tourney despite leg injury

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:04 PM

Martinez finishes with a total of 202 82 points

Michael Martinez wins 2015 Asian Open Figure Skating tourney

Aug 10, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Martinez scores 72 14 points in the short program and 116 39 points in the free skating program

WATCH: Michael Martinez puts on figure skating exhibition

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Watch as Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez skates up a storm at SM Megamall

WATCH: Michael Martinez places sixth in Lombardia Trophy

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Philippine Olympian Michael Martinez placed sixth among 13 participants with a final score of 199 92 points in the Lombardia Trophy 2014 in Milan Italy

Michael Christian Martinez placed sixth in the Lombardia Trophy competition in Milan, Italy. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Gold medalist Gabriel Moreno wants a simple life after Olympic success

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:58 AM

After winning an archery gold medal at the Youth Olympics Gabriel Moreno dreams of making the 2016 Summer Olympics and pursuing culinary arts

GOLDEN ARROW. Gabriel Moreno takes a bite of the gold medal he won at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Martinez overcomes injuries to win gold at Triglav Trophy

Apr 07, 2014 - 4:31 AM

Michael Christian Martinez overcame lingering injuries to win the gold at the ISU sanctioned Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Tournament in Jesenice Slovenia

STANDING TALL. Michael Martinez (center) stands atop the podium with second placed Keiji Tanaka (L) and third placed Ryuju Hino (R). Photo from Martinez's Facebook

Martinez in first place after Triglav Trophy short program

Apr 05, 2014 - 2:18 AM

Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez is off to a hot start in the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Tournament in Jesenice Slovenia after topscoring the short program

MIRACLE ON ICE. Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez is in the top spot of the Triglav Trophy competition after the short program. Photo by Adrian Dennis/EPA

Winter Olympian Martinez, Cabiles set for Triglav Figure Skating Competition

Apr 01, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Filipino figure skating returns to the world stage when Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez and Fil Am Samantha Cabiles compete in the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition from April 2 6

ICE DREAMS. Michael Christian Martinez and Samantha Cabiles will represent the Philippines in Slovenia. Photos from press release

Olympic figure skating champ Hanyu wins gold at worlds

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Japan s Yuzuru Hanyu added his first world figure skating crown to his Olympic gold medal Friday as he edged compatriot Tatsuki Machida by a less than a point

DOUBLE CHAMP. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan celebrates after learning his results for his performance in the men's singles competition of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

Pressure on Olympic figure skating champ Hanyu at worlds

Mar 25, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The pressure is on Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu as he bids to claim the world title in front of his home crowd at the world figure skating championships

REPEAT? Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the Men's Free Skating of the Figure Skating event at the Iceberg Palace during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Support promised as Martinez gears up for 2018 Winter Games

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:02 PM

As Michael Martinez gears up for the 2018 Winter Olympics companies pledge support to the new toast of the Philippine sports world

OLYMPIC HERO. Michael Martinez takes in the crowd's applause after a performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Photo by EPA

Martinez lauded, rewarded for Olympic performance

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:48 AM

Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez came home to a hero s welcome Sunday from Filipinos after his historic Winter Olympic debut in Sochi Russia

INSTANT STAR. Michael Martinez signs autographs at his press event at the SM Mall of Asia. Photo by Ritchie Tongol/EPA

Will Martinez get bonus post-Olympics? Palace unsure

Feb 16, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Malacañang says it will wait for recommendations from the Philippine Sports Commission on awarding Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Martinez a bonus

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Winter Olympian's free skate routine

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez garnered 119 44 points in his final free skate routine for a two day total of 184 25 in the Winter Olympics figure skating finals

Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Rappler Newscast | February 14, 2014

Feb 14, 2014 - 9:54 PM

Mat Ranillo may testify in the pork barrel scam Filipino Olympian Michael Martinez advances to the next round More new HIV cases reported the PH in 2013

Olympics: Philippine skater hailed after reaching Sochi finals

Feb 14, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Filipino ice skater Michael Martinez who reached the finals of the Winter Olympics was hailed a hero even as a senior sport official denied accusations the government failed to support him

FINALS. Filipino Michael Christian Martinez performs during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov / AFP

Will Martinez win Olympics medal?

Feb 14, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Michael Christian Martinez bids for an Olympic medal Friday evening February 14 in the Winter Olympics free skate program

FOR THE GOLD. The Philippines' Michael Christian Martinez performs during the Men's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

IN PHOTOS: PH enters Top 24 at #Sochi2014

Feb 14, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Relive Martinez s historic performance in these photos

Palace: No letter received from Olympian's mother

Feb 12, 2014 - 6:06 PM

The Malacañang Records Office does not have any record of receiving a letter from the mother of Winter Olympic figure skater Michael Martinez

EVERYTHING ON THE LINE. With little government support, the family of Michael Christian Martinez's family mortgaged their home to send him to Sochi. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

The lone Filipino Winter Olympian

Feb 07, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Michael Christian Martinez hails from a tropical country That doesn t mean he can t be good enough for the Winter Olympics

FILIPINO AT SOCHI. Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez during a training session at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA