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IN PHOTOS: Martinez shines at Sochi Winter Olympics

Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines competes in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

MANILA, Philippines – Michael Christian Martinez, the Philippines’ lone bet in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, became a source of pride for Filipinos after making it to the medal round of the men’s figure skating competition.

Check out the highlights of Martinez’s performance in this selection of photos from The Associated Press:

Photos by The Associated Press

Martinez, 17, attained a score of 64.81 in the qualifying round, enough to barge into the round of 24.

The next round will start late Friday.

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