Michael Martinez settles for silver in SEA Games figure skating
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Winter Olympian Michael Martinez settled for a silver medal in the men’s individual free skating event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games after crashing in the middle of his routine in the free program on Saturday afternoon.
Martinez scored a total of 171.63 points, paving the way for Julian Zhi-Jie Yee of Malaysia (205.43 points) to secure the gold.
Another Malaysian figure skater, Khai Xiang Chew, scored 145.52 points and grabbed the bronze.
In the women’s division, Alisson Perticheto secured a bronze after garnering a total score of 113.40.
Bronze medals were aplenty for Team Philippines in the fifth to the last day of action in Kuala Lumpur.
Elmer Abatayo clinched the bronze in men’s singles event of lawn bowls competition, while Emerson Villena and Lester Tayong nailed it in men’s international 470 event of sailing battle.
Jean Caluscusin, AJ Melgar, Marian Nicolle Medina, Shieldannah Sabio and Katrina Loretizo added to the haul of the vaunted gymnastics squad as they grabbed the bronze medal in the women’s all-around group single apparatus next to gold medalist Malaysia and silver medalist Singapore.
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