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Didal, Panugalinog rule Asian online skateboarding tiff

Jun 21, 2020 - 11:16 PM

Cebuanos Margielyn Didal and Motic Panugalinog reign supreme in the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition

GRIND. Tokyo Olympic hopeful Margielyn Didal continues to polish her skateboarding skills at home. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Rice is life: How Margielyn Didal copes with Olympic road diet

May 24, 2020 - 11:16 AM

Margielyn Didal's lifeline comes from a Filipino staple that is not readily available in other countries

FUELING OLYMPIC DREAMS. Margielyn Didal shares her diet as national athlete and Olympic hopeful. Photo from Instagram (@margielyndidal)

Carlos Yulo, Margielyn Didal land on Forbes Asia '30 under 30' list

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Top national athletes Carlos Yulo and Margielyn Didal join Forbes Asia's elite list of top 30 sports personalities under 30 years old

Didal, PH team call for more support, skate parks

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Margielyn Didal and the Philippine skateboarding team hope to see more skating facilities after their golden SEA Games romp

Filipino skateboarder Margielyn Didal bags the gold medal for the women's street skateboarding while Christiana Means gets the silver medal for the same event at the Tagaytay Extreme Sports Complex on December 7, 2019. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Didal glides to second SEA Games skateboarding gold

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and fellow Philippine bet Christiana Means pull off another 1-2 finish in the women's skateboarding street event

SKATER GIRLS. Margielyn Didal (right) and Christiana Means deliver yet again for Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Margielyn Didal romps to first SEA Games skateboarding gold

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines scores a 1-2 finish as Asian champion Margielyn Didal edges fellow Filipina skateboarder Christiana Means in the skateboarding finals

PINAYS RULE. Gold winner Margielyn Didal (center) and Christiana Means (left) complete a dominant run for the Philippines. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Didal, Means lock in all-Filipino skateboarding finals

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means assure a 1-2 finish for the Philippines in the Women’s Game of SKATE in the 2019 SEA Games skateboarding action

Skateboarding, December 4, 2019. Photo by Leign Nald Cabildo/Rappler

WATCH: Margielyn Didal pumped for SEA Games 2019 skateboarding show

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Spunky skateboarder Margielyn Didal goes all out to impress her countrymen in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Injured Margielyn Didal still out to skate for double gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Despite suffering an injury, skateboarding star Margielyn Didal wants to focus on her quest to rule the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

CONFIDENT. Margielyn Didal is just excited to skate for the Philippines in front of her countrymen. Photo from Red Bull Philippines

Didal rules 2 skateboard events in California

Nov 04, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Margielyn Didal reigns supreme in 3 categories combined in the Exposure All Women's Skateboarding Championships and Ladies Day at The Berrics

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Margielyn Didal is expected to dominate the upcoming SEA Games after winning gold in the Asian Games last year. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Filipina skaters Didal, Means chosen for Women's Battle at the Berrics

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The two compete against 14 other skateboarders in a bracket-style tournament of SKATE, which has rules based on the basketball game of HORSE

REPRESENT. Margielyn Didal will represent the Philippines, together with Christiana Means, in the first ever Women's Battle at the Berrics. Photo from Instagram/@margielyndidal


Didal crashes out of Skateboarding World Championship semis

Sep 22, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Margielyn Didal lands at 15th place in the semifinals with only the top 8 advancing to the championship round

MOVING FORWARD. Margielyn Didal will now turn her focus on the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, which the country will host late this year. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Margielyn Didal nails 5th in 2019 Street League Skateboarding Los Angeles

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Margielyn Didal makes history with the highest finish ever achieved by a Filipino in the Street League Skateboarding World Tour

HISTORY. Margielyn Didal's result improves her chances in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from Instagram (@margielyndidal)

Margielyn Didal strikes gold in 2019 National Skateboarding Championships

Jul 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal continues to dominate the women's free skate field

GOLDEN GIRL. Margielyn Didal continues to vie for a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth. Photo from Margielyn Didal's Instagram

Incentives of Didal, Cebuana athletes delayed

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Almost a year after making the country proud in the Asian Games, skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and 3 other Cebuana athletes still await their bonus

GOLDEN. Margielyn Didal emerges as one of the surprise standouts in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from PSC

SEA Games 2019: Yulo, Asiad golden girls banner PH flag bearer candidates

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Four athletes who made 2018 a year to remember for Philippine sports headline the candidates eyed to serve as flag bearer in this year's SEA Games

RISING STAR. Carlos Yulo continues to prove he's among the best in world gymnastics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Golden girls to be honored as PSA Athletes of the Year

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, Yuka Saso and the women's golf team will be recognized for winning 4 gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games

GIRL POWER. Yuka Saso and the women's golf team, Hidilyn Diaz and Margielyn Didal, who all won gold medals in the 18th Asian Games, will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)


Margielyn Didal, Christiana Means clinch historic SLS semis berths

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Two Pinay skateboarders qualify for the Street League Skateboarding World Championship semifinals for the first time

OLYMPIC DREAM. Margielyn Didal hopes that she can skate to a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth. Photo from Monty Mendigoria's Facebook.

Asiad gold winners lead PSA Awards nominees

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The all-female Asian Games gold medalists emerge as the top bets for Athlete of the Year in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Annual Awards in February

WONDER WOMEN. Filipino female athletes (from top left, clockwise) Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal emerge as the country's top performers in 2018. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

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Dec 10, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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Margielyn Didal skates way to TIME's 2018 most influential teens

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The 19-year-old Cebuana joins activists, actors, musicians, fellow athletes, and other teen prodigies in the list

TRAIL BLAZER. Margielyn Didal puts skateboarding in the country's limelight with a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. File photo by Mohd Rasfan


WATCH: Margielyn Didal stands up for PH skate scene

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The Filipina skater needs support as she aims for the country's first Olympic gold

Hidilyn Diaz on Olympic gold dreamers: 'The more the merrier'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Hidilyn Diaz feels happy that Asian skate queen Margielyn Didal is also aiming for an Olympic gold

GIRL POWER. Hidilyn Diaz is happy that Margielyn Didal also shares the same Olympic gold dream as her. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

LOOK: PH volleyball, skateboarding close out 2018 Asian Games

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:44 AM

Golden skater Margielyn Didal leads the Philippine delegation as the flag bearer in the Asiad closing ceremonies

MABUHAY! Members of the Philippine national women's volleyball team and skateboarding team stay for the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Pinay athletes deliver 70% of PH medal haul

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:29 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas says he's impressed that 12 of the Philippines' 18 medals came from Filipina athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

GOLDEN GIRLS. Philippines' gold medal haul is led by Yuka Saso, the women's golf team, Margielyn Didal and Hidilyn Diaz. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

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Aug 29, 2018 - 8:27 PM

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Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account