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Martinez thanks fans after early exit

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Olympian Michael Martinez took on Instagram to thank his fans for supporting his 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games campaign.

“Thank you very much for all the support and prayers!!! I am very proud to represent our country again here at the #pyeongchang2018,” Martinez said.

One of the two Filipinos participating, Martinez bowed out of the competion after placing 28th. He didn’t have much time to prepare for the games because his inclusion in the line-up was unexpected.

After missing the Olympic qualifiers, Martinez retired from the sport, before Swedish skater Alexander Mojorov reliquished his spot. Martinez got the slot instead.

In 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Martinez made the 24-man cut, placing 20th.