Margielyn Didal finishes 7th in Street Race Olympic Final
Marigelyn Didal making her first Olympic appearance wound up 7th in the Olympic Finals. The same position she had qualified into the finals. All didn’t go for Didal as she twinged her leg on the first routine. But fought on to finish with a score of 7.52.
Showing the youth of the field two thirteen-year-olds Momiji of Japan (15.26) and Rayssa Leal of Brazil (14.64) took Gold and Silver. With 16-year-old Nakayama of Japan in third (14.49). Momiji and Leal had finished silver and bronze at the world street race champs earlier this year in Rome. While World Champion Nishimura the other Japanese athlete finished last in the final.
Margielyn Didal makes the Olympic Street Race Final in Skateboarding
Double SEA Games Gold medalist Margielyn Didal of the Philippines has made it to the Olympic Street race Final in Skateboarding. Didal joins Carlos Yulo as the second Filipino athlete to reach the final of their event. Yulo qualified in the Vault after failing to qualify in his primary floor event in gymnastics.
Not only was it Didal Olympic debut but the debut of Skateboarding as an Olympic sport. Skateboarding was born in the late 1940s evolving from surfing when surfers from California wanted something to do when the waves were flat.
The 22-year-old Didal who hails from Cebu City finished 7th overall, after placing 3rd in heat 2 of the street race. Marigelyn Didal had a total score of 12.02 points. Japanese teenage duo Funa Nakayama (15.77) and Momiji Nishiya (15.40)are only 16 and 13 years of age. With Nishiya already having won silver at senior level in the 2021 World Skate Championships.
The Final will be played at 12.25 pm (Japan Time).
Margielyn Didal 10th Filipino to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
June 10, 2021
MANILA – Skateboarder Margielyn Didal became the 10th Filipino athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after World Skate, the international sports association for skateboarding and other roller sports, released the latest world rankings.
Didal maintained her number 13 ranking in the women’s street category despite missing out on a finals berth in the Street World Championships in Rome last week, thin the Top 20 cutoff.
Margielyn Didal was named Athlete of the Year.
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.
Filipino 2020 Olympics skateboarding contender Margielyn Didal is on the boarder vibe, growing up with nothing and giving back.
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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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Filipino 2020 Olympics skateboarding contender Margielyn Didal is on the border vibe, growing up with nothing and giving back.
- Margielyn Didal caught the skateboarding bug when she was 12. Now one of Asia’s best female skaters, she is training for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo
- Growing up in Cebu City, the Philippines, she was chased by police for skating illegally on the streets – today, they chase her for selfies.
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.