Philippines’ Sofia Frank bags figure skating medals in Colorado Springs

Sofia Frank  Colorado Springs
Filipino-American figure skater Sofia Frank takes home bronze medals in the Colorado Springs Invitational ahead of her participation in the Winter Olympics qualifier in Germany. Photo from Sofia Frank website.

Filipino-American figure skater Sofia Frank has bagged two bronze medals in the annual Colorado Springs Invitational in Colorado, U.S.A.

The 15-year-old Frank registered a total of 45.43 points in the short program and 90.13 points in the free skate senior ladies division to place third in both events on September 10 and 11, 2021 (Colorado time).

Frank, born to a Filipina mother and American father, currently trains with world-renowned Olympic team coach Tammy Gambill in Colorado Springs in her bid to qualify as a member of the Philippine delegation to the Winter Games.

The Filipina athlete is one of the three skaters chosen by the Philippine Skating Union (PHSU) to vie for berths in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Sofia Frank and reigning national champion Edrian Celestino will represent the federation and join this year’s Nebelhorn Trophy, an Olympic qualifying event, to be held from September 22 to 25 in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Julian Macaraeg, who became the first speed skater to represent the Philippines at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics, will fly solo for speed skating.

The Philippines has competed in the Winter Olympics since 1972 and has sent national champions such as Michael Martinez and Asa Miller.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino-American figure skater Sofia Frank for winning two bronze medals in the annual Colorado Springs Invitational in Colorado, U.S.A.

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