BEFORE she became an Olympic-level skateboarder, Margielyn Didal was a street food vendor, helping her mother prepare and sell kwek-kwek.This week, she was back in the kitchen again, as she prepared packed lunches for the less fortunate in her ...
Sep 3, 2021
GET READY to roam the streets with H&M's new streetwear collection, done in partnership with no less than Tokyo 2020 Olympian Margielyn Didal.The Cebuana skateboarder collaborated with international fashion brand H&M for The Skate Drop collection, with all ...
Aug 31, 2021
IT'S BEEN a long journey. But Margielyn Didal is just getting started.When she was borrowing boards from older kids to skate in her hometown of Cebu, appearing in the Olympics never crossed her mind. "It was a lifestyle," she said ...
Aug 10, 2021
MARGIELYN Didal may not have won in her Olympic debut, but she won hearts all over the world with her positive vibes.In fact, she became viral in Brazil with her social media antics with their country's skateboarding rep, Rayssa Leal. ...
Aug 4, 2021
THE Birdman got Margielyn's joke. An interviewer did not.American skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shared a humorous experience in an interview where he was asked about Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Didal's viral post. Didal's post has long ...
Jul 31, 2021
IN A particularly patriarchal society, we've long been conditioned into boxing things into gender roles - this is for men, this is for women. Anyone who doesn't conform to these standards is seen as outlandish.It's a ...
Jul 30, 2021
WHILE Philippine Airlines and AirAsia have gone the extra mile(s) by graciously offering lifetime free flights to gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, Cebu Pacific is offering a similar benefit to the entire Philippine delegation."All our athletes have uplifted the country's ...
Jul 29, 2021
ARRIVING back home after a memorable stint in the 2020 Tokyo Games, the first thing Margielyn Didal hoped for in her first Instagram post back is to have more skateparks in the Philippines. The 22-year-old finished seventh in the women' ...
Jul 29, 2021
AMONG the 168 Olympic athletes in 2020 Tokyo who identified themselves as a publicly out member of the LGBTQ+ community is Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Didal. She is one of the two Asian athletes listed by Outsports website in this year's ...
Jul 29, 2021
AMIDST the fanfare of Hidilyn Diaz's return to the country, skateboarding Margielyn Didal also arrived in Manila following her respectable campaign in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Didal was in the plane that had Diaz along with her team as well as ...
Jul 28, 2021
AMID the gloomy weather on Monday night, Hidilyn Diaz made history in Japan as she won the country's first-ever gold medal in the Olympics. Her winning feat also broke an an Olympic record in women's weightlifting, after ...
Jul 26, 2021
MARGIELYN Didal may be leaving the 2020 Tokyo Olympics without a medal, but she's left quite an impression nonetheless, and surely gained lots of newfound friends.The Filipina bet finished seventh in the finals of the women's street skateboarding ...
Jul 26, 2021
MARGIELYN Didal finished seventh in the final of the women's street skateboarding event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday at the Ariake Park.The 22-year-old scored 7.52 in the final in skateboarding's debut in the Olympic ...
Jul 26, 2021
MARGIELYN Didal clinched a spot in the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women's street skateboarding after finishing seventh in the qualifiers at the Ariake Park.The top eight from the starting field of 20 advance to the final.The Cebuana ...
Jul 26, 2021
WELL PLAYED, Margielyn Didal. Well played.Margielyn Didal meeting skateboard legend Tony Hawk is newsworthy enough. But Margie truly takes the moment to the next level with her caption."[T]his guy asked me to take a photo with him and I ...
Jul 24, 2021
THE Philippines gets its first chance at a medal on Monday, July 25 with Hidilyn Diaz competing in her fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo.Diaz is going for the gold after taking silver in Rio de Janeiro, with action in the women' ...
Jul 22, 2021
THE Philippine delegation at the Tokyo Olympics is beginning to settle down days before the opening ceremonies on Friday.Among those that have started training in Tokyo were rower Cris Nievarez and swimmers Luke Gebbie and Remedy Rule, who trained at the ...
Jul 20, 2021
THE Philippines will be going to Tokyo with a lot of confidence that the 2020 Olympic Games represent the country's best chance at an elusive gold medal.That hope is not without merit as a nation long starved for Olympic ...
Jul 19, 2021
WITH ONLY a few weeks left before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the Philippines is sending 19 athletes (as of July 2, 2021) in the hopes of bringing home the much-coveted gold.Among the 19 athletes are ten female athletes who will ...
Jul 2, 2021
TATTOOS can be effective markers of memories or milestones. Getting inked is one way to have a concrete reminder of life's highs and lows. For Margielyn Didal, booking a ticket to Tokyo is probably one of her greatest feats in ...
Jun 30, 2021
HOW FITTING that Alex Eala's hard-earned victory came on Independence Day.Eala and her Russian partner Osakana Selekhmeteva demolished the opposition to seize the Roland-Garros junior doubles crown. Her victory capped off what has been, frankly, an astounding week ...
Jun 12, 2021
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