Cebuana skater Margielyn Didal snags silver in Madrid Urban Sports Virtual

Pro street skateboarder Margielyn Didal. Photo from Margielyn Didal IG.

Cebuana skateboarding star Margielyn Didal snatched the silver medal for the Philippines in the virtual edition of the Madrid Urban Sports tournament.

The 21-year-old skate wunderkind defeated World No. 8 Gabriela Mazetto and made her way to the finals round of the Madrid festival held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Didal was in competition from November 11 to November 28, 2020, where 32 riders from around the world faced each other in direct duels in BMX, scooters, and men’s and women’s skateboarding.

Japanese skater Nanaka Fujisawa finished first in the grand finals followed by Philippine bet Margielyn Didal who came in second place for the Madrid Urban Sports crown in the women’s street skateboarding event. The bronze medal went to Brazil’s Gabriela Mazetto.

The Madrid Urban Sports is the city’s premier festival that combines sports, urban art, and music. The events were broadcast on television as well as social media platforms via the Urban World Series YouTube channel.

Margielyn Didal currently holds the No. 14 spot in the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings.

The 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist is eyeing a spot in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Philippine delegation that already includes pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and gymnast Carlos “Caloy” Edriel Yulo.

The Filipina skating champion boosted her Olympics hope after winning in two skateboarding championships in Los Angeles, California, and took home the bronze medal at the first-ever Women’s Open at Skate Tampa in Florida this year.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Cebuana pro skater Margielyn Didal for winning the silver medal in the Madrid Urban Sports Virtual tournament!

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