FIGURE skater Michael Martinez and Fil-American alpine skier Asa Miller will represent the Philippines in next month’s Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics.
“Michael is in,” said Team Philippines Winter Olympics chef de mission Tom Carrasco in a text message following the confirmation made the International Skating Union on Wednesday night.
Martinez is going to the Winter Olympics for the second time since becoming the first Filipino to ever compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
Although Martinez missed the qualifying by a hairline, he was picked to compete in Pyeong Chang after another qualifier from Sweden backed out due to injury.
Martinez will join the 17-year-old Miller, who passed the Olympic standard during a recent ISU-backed giant slalom event. Her Olympic slot was confirmed last Tuesday.
The Pyeong Chang Olympics is set Feb. 9 to 25 in South Korea.