National skater Margielyn Didal is currently ranked No. 14 in the world street skate rankings.
The 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalists will enter the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
“Kampante naman ako kung nasa anong numero ako ngayon sa world rankings but also like if I could make it better it would be good,” Didal said yesterday at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Hour from Cebu City. “But I’m good sa number ko naman.”
The 21-year-old Didal is training at a training camp in Cebu City with 2019 SEA Games silver medalists Mark Feliciano and Cindy Lou Serna under national head coach Danny Bautista.
World Skate, the international skateboarding and roller sports body, canceled the Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Peru in March due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Didal’s bid for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in July could have been official if the tournament had continued.
“Sobrang sad kasi hindi ako makapag-skate, hindi ako makapag-compete,” said the lady skater. “But I’m also trying to be safe din with this pandemic. I’m trying to stay in my home town and spending time with my family.”