Asian, regional champion Margielyn Didal is 10th PH Olympian

Marc Anthony Reyes 06/06/2021

Margielyn Didal, the reigning Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games skateboarding champ, is wheeling to Tokyo as the country’s 10th chaser of its first ever Olympic gold. With her semifinal finish in the ongoing Street World Championships-Olympics…

Didal, Cebu’s skateboarding pride, earns Olympics berth

Glendale G. Rosal 06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s skateboarding pride, Margielyn Didal, may not have qualified in the final round of the women’s category of the World Street Skateboarding Championships 2021 in Rome, Italy, but she earned her first Olympics…

In need of competition, Didal finds ways to prepare for Tokyo bid

Marc Anthony Reyes 02/27/2021

If the Tokyo Olympics were to be held today, Margielyn Didal would be ready to compete. This was how Skate Pilipinas president Carl Sambrano on Friday described the 21-year-old Olympic hopeful, who is practically a shoo-in for…

Margielyn Didal nominated for Asia Skater of the Year

Inquirer.net 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Olympic hopeful Margielyn Didal has been named one of the nominees for the Asia Skater of the Year in the 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards. Didal, a gold medalist in both the Asian and Southeast Asian Games,…

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”…

The Olympics may have flamed out, but Filipino athletes, officials keep gold medal hope afloat

Cedelf P. Tupas, June Navarro 03/26/2020

The flame has been put out and the Olympics will be moved to next year. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may have shut down the biggest sporting event of the year, but Filipino optimism continues to…

Cebuano athletes gear up to win medals for skateboarding events

Mars G. Alison 12/04/2019

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — Cebuanos have a chance to hand the Philippines more medals after advancing to the finals and semifinals round at the Game of Skate, one of the skateboarding events of the 30th Southeast Asian Games,…

Know some of the Cebuano athletes competing in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games

Mars G. Alison 11/12/2019

(Updated, November 13, 2019) CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebuano athletes will be among those competing for the Philippines in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), which the country will be hosting from November 30 to December 11,…

New song of Karencitta and John Roa honors Pinoy athletes

Michelle Joy Padayhag 07/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuana singer Karen Ann “Karencitta” Cabrera and John Roa released a new song together titled, “Go for Gold.” This development was confirmed by Karencitta on her Instagram account. The new song, composed by Pio Balbuena,…

Cebu’s Margielyn Didal confident of qualifying for the Olympics

Inquirer.net 02/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines–From skating in the streets of Cebu to the grand stage of the Asian Games in Jakarta, where she came out of nowhere to snag the gold medal just six months ago, and now the red…

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