Michael Christian Martinez makes Facebook's top 5 most talked about Olympians

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 17, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – He may have finished 19th in the men’s figure skating competition, but Michael Christian Martinez has placed in the top 5 on another list.

Facebook announced that within the past week 24 million people have talked about the Winter Olympics on the social media site, with figure skating ranking as the most talked about sport.

Despite figure skating’s popularity, Facebook said Martinez was the only skater to be among the five most talked about Olympic athletes.

American snowboarder Shaun White was the most talked about athlete on Facebook.

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  • Kikay Pang0
    18 February 2014 at 2:59 am - Reply

    Polo bears are more entertaining to watch playing on snow.

  • Delia
    18 February 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Considering its his first time , He did good for a first timer , what i was wondering about is where is his support . After he skated and perform the best he can , not one Filipino cheering and waiving Philippine flag for him . The poor kid was alone on his own , he just flastered his jacket on his chest embroidered Philippines, Thats sad .

    19 February 2014 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    The guy is a natural and if the Philippines is even remotely serious in honing this kid to be a great skater and be a serious contender in the next Olympics then he should be sent to Canada to train with the very best under the tutelage of Brian Orser.