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Didal named Athlete of the Year

By: Mars G. Alison – Correspondent/CDN Digital|March 01,2020 – 11:01 AM

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Skateboarder Margielyn Didal was hailed as the Athlete of the Year (AOY) during the 37th Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC)-San Miguel Brewery (SMB) Cebu Sports Awards held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the lower ground floor of SM City Cebu.

Above all Didal, who was a double gold medalist in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2019,  was unanimously voted on by members of the Cebu sports media to be the AOY.

In addition to being the AOY, Didal was also a major awardee in the sport of skateboarding alongside Daniel Lederman, who also brought home a gold medal from the 2019 SEA Games.

So the 37th SAC-SMB Cebu Sports Awards recognized the achievements of Cebuanos and Cebu-based athletes in 2019.

The awarding was dominated by SEA Games medalists and Batang Pinoy gold medalists.

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Filipino 2020 Olympics skateboarding contender Margielyn Didal on the boarder vibe, growing up with nothing, and giving back

This article was kindly provided by Ms. Kylie Knott a writer for the South China Morning Post.  After having recent articles on Men’s Handball and OCR. We are happy to help promote Philippine Skateboarding as well as Olympic hopeful Margielyn Didal. 

She has to be inside the top 19 when the qualifying competitions end on May 2020.  she’s currently at 12th and needs to compete in all ranking competition in order for her to maintain or better her position. According to Skateboarding and Roller Skating Association of the Philippines inc. President Monty Mendigoria.

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Margielyn Didal
Filipino street skateboarder Margielyn Didal shows off her skills at Hong Kong’s Lai Chi Kok Park Skatepark. She is in training for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July. Photo: Jonathan Wong

It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon and Filipino Margielyn Didal is in her element. As she glides effortlessly around the Lai Chi Kok Park Skatepark in Hong Kong.

Just 1.5 meters (5ft 1 inch) tall and weighing 49kg (108 pounds). She is the smallest of the 10 or so skaters navigating the park’s ledges, rails and stairs. But don’t be fooled by her small stature. This 20-year-old is a skating force to be reckoned with. Ranked 12th among the world’s female street skateboarders.

In 2018, Didal won a gold medal at the Asian Games in Indonesia. And she scooped another gold the following year at the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. She is the first Filipino to compete in Street League Skateboarding (in London in 2018) and at the X Games (in the American city of Minneapolis in 2018). An annual extreme sports event hosted by sports channel ESPN.

Now she has her sights on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in July. Where skateboarding has been included in the Games for the first time.



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