Cebuana Margielyn Didal vies for Asia’s Skater of the Year award

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Margielyn Didal Asia's Skater
21-year-old Filipino skate wunderkind Margielyn Didal is among the nominees in the inaugural 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards. Photo from Margie Didal FB.

Cebuana Margielyn Didal has been nominated for the 2020 Asia Skater of the Year award in the first-ever Asia Skateboarding Awards.

The 21-year-old pro street skateboard star shared about her nomination in an Instagram post on December 29, 2020.

“Thank you all,” Margielyn Didal wrote. “Let’s go and let’s get it.”

Margielyn Didal is currently the 14th best women’s street skateboarder in the world based on the World Skateboarding Rankings.

In 2020, she won the bronze at the first-ever Women’s Open at Skate Tampa in Florida and snatched the silver medal for the country in the virtual edition of the Madrid Urban Sports tournament.

Margielyn Didal was also named among the best talents in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2020.

The inaugural season of the Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020 rounded up the best skateboarding talents in Asia to crown the first-ever Man and Woman Asia Skater Of The Year.

Aside from the Skater Of The Year, the competition will also be handing out awards in other categories, including Asia’s finest Man and Woman transition skaters, the steeziest, the most creative, the up and comers, and the speediest, among others.

Filipina Margielyn Didal gained the world’s attention when she won the fourth gold medal for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games with her first-place finish in the Skateboarding Women’s Street event.

Didal’s achievement was followed by two golds in the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. She is also the first Filipino professional street skateboarder to compete in events such as the Street League Skateboarding in London and X Games Minneapolis.

SEND GOOD LUCK in the comments below to Cebuana skater Margielyn Didal as she views for the Asia Skater of the Year award in the first-ever Asia Skateboarding Awards!

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