Michael Christian Martinez used his experience from the recent Sochi Olympics in Russia to emerge champion in the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition in Jesenice, Slovenia.
The 18-year old Martinez finished the free skate finals in the senior men’s category with a score of 195.13 points to beat competitors from ice skating nations Japan, United Kingdom, Korea, Austria and Norway.
The Triglav Trophy is a sanctioned figure skating event of the International Skating Union, the sport’s world governing body.
This is what Michael said of his win:
“I thank God for this blessing, another gold medal in the senior event. I’m very happy I made it this time, winning first place.”