Skate champion Margielyn Didal reaches semis of Olympics qualifier event

Margielyn Didal Olympics qualifier event
The Philippines’ Margielyn Didal is aiming for a podium finish to secure a slot in the Tokyo Olympics. Photo @kirbycrumpphoto via Margielyn Didal

Filipino skateboarding champion Margielyn Didal has made it to the semi-finals of the World Street Skateboarding Championships and is strengthening her bid for an automatic slot to the sport’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics.

Asia’s Skater of the Year was announced today to have qualified as one of the 32 world athletes vying for a podium finish at the event being held in Rome, Italy, that runs until June 6, 2021.

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The Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for the Philippines notched the top 17th spot after two runs in the Open Round.

Margielyn Didal of Cebu is currently No. 13 in the Olympic World Skateboarding Female Rankings.

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

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