Monday, July 21, 2014
The SM Group supports Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez in Winter Olympics 2018
The SM Group signs a four-year contract extension with Michael Martinez for monetary support in his goal to make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The contract stipulates exclusivity to the SM brands only. The presscon was held last July 17, 2014 at the SM Arena and left for the US the day after to train in preparation of the Hilton Honors Skate America to be held in Chicago Illinois in October 22-26, 2014.
Michael was one of the select few invited by the organizing committee of the Hilton Honors to compete in this prestigious event. Only World Top Ranking skaters, which Martinez ranks 27th, are requested to attend the competition.he training and competition. He added that he is doing this for the country and his mother, he is now training on perfecting his quadruple jump and works on polishing it. "I am pushing myself to the limit, kapag sumablay po sa competition, tayo lang po ule and gawin yung dapat. Ieenjoy ko po lahat eto". Michael Martinez added.
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Michael Martinez, who had discovered his love for skating at a very early age, honed his skills at the SM Skating Rink. He had joined international competitions such as those developed by the International Skating Institute and the International Skating Union, but his efforts have recently been noticed by the Public as the only Filipino representative at the Winter Olympics 2014.
To further develop his talent, SM Prime Holdings, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., and the SM Foundation teamed up to provide Martinez monetary support for his training and needs for skating.
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