- Margielyn Didal won a nomination for the “Asia Skater of the Year” early this year
- On top of the highest honor in the first Asia Skateboarding Awards, she also bagged two more awards
Another Filipino pride has made a milestone in the field of sports.
Our very own champion skater Margielyn Didal has gained another award on her growing list of achievements. Two months after her nomination, she was hailed as the Women’s Asia Skater of the Year at the first-ever Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020.
Didal bested 60 ladies from 20 countries in Asia. With that, she receives a $1,500 (around Php 73,000) cash prize. Another Filipina skateboarder, Cindy Lou Serna competed in the list.
The 21-year-old 2-time gold medalist from Cebu also won 2 other awards namely Style for Miles Award and the Fastest Feet in the East. She gets an additional $300 for the following.
She then shared on social media her victory and expressed her gratitude.
Margielyn Didal will represent the country in the long-overdue Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. She is confident she would qualify. The president of the Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines, Carl Sembrano, is also positive about it based on her Olympic world skate rankings.
She bagged the 2018 Asiad in Jakarta and in the 2019 SEA Games. In 2020, she reaped a bronze medal in the first-ever Women’s 2020 Tampa Pro Competition.
Didal is ranked 14th among the best women skateboarders in the world.
She started skating at the age of 12. She first did it for fun and even described it as an escape from her problems in life. She didn’t own a skateboard at the beginning and would only borrow from others.
She joined competitions and realized that her winnings can help her family buy rice. Since then, it has been her motivation to help her family get out of poverty.
Congratulations, Margie and good luck in your next competitions!