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Margielyn Didal's winning run at the ASIAN GAMES 2018.


A Cebuana skateboarder delivered the country's fourth gold medal in the asian games. 19 year old Margielyn Didal has delivered the philippines first ever gold in skateboarding as its debut in the asian games. She also represented Cebu in the UK last May where she was the only competitor from Asia.

 Didal could receive up to P6 million in cash incentives from the government and private patrons, which she plans to use to help out her family.

 “Bibigay ko po sa nanay ko para makapagtayo kami ng small business,” said Didal, whose mother is a sidewalk vendor of kwek-kwek — eggs fried in flour batter — near the Concave Skate Park in Cebu City where she was discovered by coach Danny Gutierrez.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas praised Didal's fortitude.

“I am blessed to witness this great event by a young girl, a carpenter’s daughter and former street kid, who did so well. Because of her hard work and belief in herself she is now where she is,” he said.

 Congratulations Margielyn!

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