Margielyn Didal’s Paris Olympics bid off to strong start

June Navarro - Reporter / @junavINQ 07/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines–Margielyn Didal began paving her road going to the 2024 Paris Olympics after finishing 18th overall in the World Street Skateboard Championships in Rome, Italy. The reigning Asian Games champion made the cut in the 32-skater…

Margielyn Didal hands lunch meals to street kids and homeless in Cebu

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/02/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Cebuana skateboarder and Olympian Margielyn Didal drives around Cebu to give free lunch to street children and the homeless. “Big thanks to my mom for cooking, to my gf and friends (Insomy Crew) for…

Skateboarder Didal tries online selling to raise funds for feeding drive

Immae Lachica 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Paying it forward. Cebuana skateboarder and Olympian Margielyn Didal tries online selling to raise funds to feed the street dwellers in Cebu. Didal, who took to her Instagram account, Saturday, August 21, invited her…

Skateboarder Didal: I am proud to represent country

Glendale G. Rosal 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana skateboarder Margielyn Didal held her head high despite placing seventh overall in the women’s street skateboarding competition in her Olympics debut earlier today in Tokyo, Japan.  According to the 22-year-old Didal, the…

Skateboarder Didal to compete tomorrow in Tokyo Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 07/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuana skateboarding sensation, Margielyn Didal, is set to compete tomorrow, July 26, in the inaugural women’s skateboarding competition in the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Park in Tokyo, Japan. Didal, the pride of Barangay…

Tokyo-chasing Didal eyes respect for skateboarding

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 08/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Margielyn Didal’s Olympic dream is not only to win a medal but also respect for the sport of skateboarding. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist, just like most skateboarders, experienced prejudices just by playing…

Self discipline helps Cebu athletes cope with ECQ time

Mars G. Alison 04/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Self discipline and self preservation, according to athletes, are lessons that they have learned while training in their respective sports that have helped them cope with the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that is…

Didal surprised at being named in Forbes Asia’s ’30 under 30’ list

Mars G. Alison 04/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s Margielyn Didai, Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games gold medalist in skateboarding, was surprised that she was named into the Forbes Asia’s famed “30 under 30” list, which the magazine announced on…

Cebuana Didal among Forbes Asia’s “30 under 30” list

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 04/03/2020

National athletes Margielyn Didal and Carlos Yulo are still making strides even after the wave of cancellations and suspensions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The pair of 20-year-old Filipinos made Forbes Asia’s famed “30 under 30”…

Didal named Athlete of the Year

Mars G. Alison 03/01/2020

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…

Cebuano SEA Games gold medalists share plans for their cash incentives

Mars G. Alison 12/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Savings for the future.”  This is the common reply of some of the Cebuano gold medalists who will be receiving huge amounts of cash incentives for their performance in the recently held 30th…

Councilor Hontiveros says search for skateboard park in Cebu City continues

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The search for the temporary skateboard park in this city continues.” Cebu City Councilor Donaldo “Dondon” Hontiveros said this after he was asked for his reaction to the calls of Southeast Asian Games…

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