Cebuana skateboarding star Margielyn Didal is looking to earn a spot to the Tokyo Olympics as she competes in the Street Skateboarding World Championships in Rome.
Fresh from competing in the 2021 Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa, Didal is now in Italy to show off her skills in the semifinals. A place in the top three will give the talented Cebuana a spot in the Tokyo Olympics slated this July.
The World Championships is the final qualifier for the street event of the inaugural Olympic skateboarding competition. An estimated 200 athletes from more than 40 countries are in Rome to compete in the event where the top three podium finishers in the men's and women's events qualify directly for the Olympics. World ranking points will also be awarded at the event.
The women's skateboarding competition at the Olympics will feature 20 athletes - the top three finishers at the World Championships, the top 16 from world rankings and one from the host country, Japan.
Didal, currently ranked 14th in the World Skate rankings, is on track to move up the ranks as she continues her stellar performance at the Championships this weekend.
“Being able to compete against the best of the world is definitely helping raise my own level,” shares Didal. “I’m really excited to have qualified for the semifinals and hope to make it to the finals.” (JNP)