Michael Martinez tops short program in Triglav Trophy

By Balitang America Staff

Posted at Apr 05 2014 02:00 PM | Updated as of Apr 06 2014 01:52 AM

REDWOOD CITY, California – Three Filipinos, including the Philippine Ice Prince Michael Martinez, have taken the ice at the Triglav trophy in Slovenia.

After a six-week break to nurse his injuries, Martinez is in first place.

Martinez competed in the senior men’s short program earlier. His score of 63.29 has put him in first place out of seven competitors.

He will compete in the free skate program on Sunday.

As for the women, Hawaii born Philippine Representative Samantha Cabiles came in sixth in the junior women’s short program with a score of 36.96.

Representing Norway, Norweigan-Pinay Camila Gjersem, the twin sister of Olympian Anne Line Gjersem, had a short program score of 41.04. She is in tenth place among seniors.