Here in Korea, KBS 1 Channel 9 broadcast the Men’s Figure Skating Short Program where Michael Martinez is competing.
Michael Martinez became an instant celebrity the moment he represented the Philippines in the Sochi Winter Olympics. He is the first Southeast Asian to compete in figure skating.
The Men’s short program began at 12 midnight of February 14 in the peninsula. Michael Martinez skated fifth at around 12:35 AM to the theme of Romeo and Juliet. Perfect for Valentine’s, isn’t it? The Korean commentators exclaimed “Whoa!” after he performed. He scored a total of 64.81 with no deductions, an improvement of his season’s best of 64.03. That score is enough for Michael Martinez to qualify for the free skate program, where only the top 25 finishers will compete.
The free skate program will be shown at 12 midnight of February 15 on MBC (Channel 11) and KBS2 (Channel 7). No TV? In Korea, tune in to your DMB ~ that’s what I did while my husband watched the ladies 1000 m speed skating ;p