Tony Hawk says he gets Margielyn Didal’s pun in her post during her Olympic stint

Immae Lachica 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuana skateboarder Margielyn Didal made her Olympic debut last week and shared a photo with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. Didal who is known to be perky and a comedienne gave her fans something to…

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…

Cebu’s Margielyn Didal finishes 7th in street skate as Tokyo Olympics bid ends

Bong Lozada 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Cebuana Margielyn Didal finished seventh out of eight skaters in the final of the women’s skateboarding street event of her maiden Olympics campaign in Tokyo on Monday, July 26, 2021. Fighting through an apparent ankle sprain,…

Despite falling short, Cebuana skateboarder Didal wins hearts of netizens

Immae Lachica 07/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuana skateboarder Margeilyn Didal may not have won a medal after placing seventh in the street discipline of skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics, but she surely gained a lot more fans with her perky attitude all…

Tokyo Olympics: Margielyn Didal advances to skateboarding final

Francis T.J. Ochoa 07/26/2021

TOKYO–Margielyn Didal qualified for the finals of the street discipline of skateboarding in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Ariake Urban Sports Park. Ranking as high as third in the preliminaries, Didal survived a…

Didal flies home after clinching Tokyo berth

June Navarro 06/19/2021

Margielyn Didal finally arrived home in Cebu after almost two months out of the country chasing a Tokyo Olympics berth. “My parents and siblings play a very important part in my career. I’m doing this not only…

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…

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…

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…

SEAG Day 5: More medals for PH from Cebuano athletes

Mars G. Alison 12/06/2019

NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines — Cebuano athletes continue to win in various competitions and contributed to the growing medal count of Team Pilipinas on the fifth day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG). The latest medal…

Cebu’s Didal, Lederman to plunge into action as weather improves in Tagaytay

Mars G. Alison 12/04/2019

TAGAYTAY, Philippines—Cebuano skateboarders Margielyn Didal and Daniel Lederman will be opening their campaign in the 30th Southeast Asian Games Wednesday afternoon, December 4, 2019, here.  The Game of Skate, one of the skateboarding events of the biennial…

PH skateboarding team targets SEA Games golden sweep

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 11/10/2019

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine skateboarding team has set a lofty goal of a golden sweep in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Monty Mendigoria, the president of the Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines, said he’s confident…

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