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Pinoy skater Michael Martinez falls two spots short, misses cut for Winter Olympics

Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez finished eighth place among 26 participants in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, two places short from qualifying in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Needing a sixth place finish in the meet held in Oberstdorf, Germany, the prized Pinoy skater garnered 67.50 points in the short program and 124.24 points in free skating to end the qualifiers with 191.74 total points.

Michael Christian Martinez during the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Reuters
Martinez was way behind the 7th-placer, Yaroslav Paniot of Ukraine, who had 208.76 points. Belgian bet Jorik Hendrickx topped the final leg of men's qualifications with a 253.06 aggregate.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/30/17/pinoy-skater-michael-martinez-falls-two-spots-short-misses-cut-for-winter-olympics

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