nickel's olympic thoughts


So let’s talk about this young athlete here. 

  • Michael Christian Martinez
  • First ever skater from Southeast Asia to qualify for the Olympics
  • The only athlete representing the Philippines at this Olympic Games
  • Is seventeen
  • Is seventeen
  • Performed a Biellmann Spin so nice that the commentator said it was “nicer than Evgeni Plushenko was performing at that age”.
  • Graceful as hell

The best thing about the Olympics for me is seeing young and talented athletes from usually under-represented nations being given a shot and doing pretty damn well.