Margielyn Didal wins inaugural Asia Skater of Year award
MANILA, Philippines — Tokyo Olympics hopeful Margielyn Didal reaped several accolades, including the top award, in the Asia Skate Awards.
Didal was named the inaugural Women’s Asia Skater of the Year, edging seven other finalists.
The 21-year-old Cebu native pocketed $1,500 for the plum.
Another Filipino in Cindy Lou Serna was nominated for the prestigious award.
Out of 60 ladies from 20+ countries across the continent, the search for the first ever Women's Asia Skater Of The Year was definitely a blast! The amount of talent, videos and tricks the fans have discovered along the way were simply priceless. We'd like to dig even deeper but unfortunately it's time to wrap things up at the #AsiaSkateAwards2020!At this point in time we need not expound on what it takes to win the most coveted award a skateboarder can get and after much deliberation from our legendary judges panel, we'd like like to congratulate the 21-year old skate-phenom from Cebu, Philippines, MARGIELYN DIDALI!!! Let's give it up for the 2020 WOMEN'S ASIA SKATER OF THE YEAR!!! Congratulations @margielyndidal and keep on inspiring! 🇵🇭#AsiaSOTY2020Sponsors : @nbnumericasia @8five2shop @acetrucks @boneswheels @bonesbearings @goforgoldph @redbullph @mvpsportsfoundation @cardiaolympia @aresdistribution @mobgrip @tighthardware @rastaclat @gshockhk @beatsbydre @9fivers @hershewear @skatepilipinas
Posted by The Skateboarding Social on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Didal also won the Style for Miles and Fastest Feet in the East awards that earned her $300 in the process.
Meanwhile, three Filipinos in Mak Feliciano, Daryl Dominguez and Daniel Ledermann missed out on the Men’s Asia Skater of the Year honor won by Japan’s Auto Horigome.
Didal is a shoo-in for the pandemic-hit Olympics where the top 20 skateboarders are given outright berths. The reigning Asian and Southeast Asian champion is currently ranked 14th in the world.