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FSOWebmaster
09-15-2011, 02:27 AM
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/09/14/melissa-bulanhagui-to-represent-philippines/


Melissa Bulanhagui, who won the bronze medal for the United States at the 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy, announced to Figure Skaters Online today that she will represent the Philippines, the birth place of her parents, in future competitions.

Kwantumleap
09-15-2011, 02:28 AM
Welcome to the Olympics, Mel! :P

oleada
09-15-2011, 02:28 AM
ooooh good move on her part :watch:

my little pony
09-15-2011, 02:28 AM
it makes a lot of sense for her, imo

i look forward to seeing her at international competitions

azskatefan
09-15-2011, 02:34 AM
Heard that she can compete internationally starting in May so she will not be a factor at Four Continents or Worlds. Good for Mel. As talented as she is, and as fun as she is to watch, she was never going to be the leading U.S. lady. She won't have much competition in the Philippines, obviously, but I think she can make a good showing internationally at events like Four Continents. Only good can come for Mel and Philippines.

Jenna
09-15-2011, 02:35 AM
Oohh, this is fantastic!! I hope we see her at Four Continents and Worlds next year. Of course, Sochi is probably the ultimate goal.

TDsk8
09-15-2011, 02:43 AM
She will be competing in the fall of 2012 :)

Send FSO your questions for Melissa to answer :watch:

Thank you for all your support
Tim David
Representing Melissa Bulanhagui

RD
09-15-2011, 02:46 AM
So there WAS something to that deleted post then!

Funny, because many people here were saying she SHOULD represent the Philippines. Well, here you go...

overedge
09-15-2011, 02:46 AM
The Philippines? Did Azerbaijan turn her down? :P

(j/k, good move, I think this will give her a lot of opportunities).

jlai
09-15-2011, 02:51 AM
:cheer: for Melissa!

She soooo deserves this opportunity.

She has too much talent to be stuck getting senior Bs.

Lanie
09-15-2011, 03:05 AM
Awesome!

Dr.Siouxs
09-15-2011, 03:19 AM
Welcome to the Olympics, Mel! :P

Anyone know if she intends to compete until 2014? I'm sure we'll see her at at least one Worlds though, and good for her. :cheer:

orbitz
09-15-2011, 03:23 AM
She could be 10 times Phillipines National champion.

TDsk8
09-15-2011, 03:26 AM
Anyone know if she intends to compete until 2014? I'm sure we'll see her at at least one Worlds though, and good for her. :cheer:

She will :) Melissa will be the first Filipina athlete to compete at the Winter Olympic Games. You will see her from fall of 2012 until 2014 Games and Worlds :biggrinbo

RD
09-15-2011, 03:28 AM
Doesn't she have to qualify first though...?