Didal, PH skateboarders among strong contenders in regional awards

Published February 13, 2021, 3:52 PM

by Carlo Anolin

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Margielyn Didal and two other Filipino skateboarders were shortlisted in their respective categories in the inaugural 2020 Asia Skateboarding Awards.

Didal was named in the Top 3 of the Fastest Feet and Creative Sole awards in the women’s category while Jerwin Santos and Motic Panugalinog took spots in the men’s play of the Creative Sole honor.

Didal joined Japanese skateboarders Momiki Nishiya and Nanaka Fujisawa in the Fastest Feet. Didal and Nishiya once again met in Creative Sole together with South Korea’s Arim Go.

Santos, Panugalinog, and another Japanese skateboarder in Kento Yoshioka led the Creative Sole in the men’s category.

Fastest Feet highlights the fast skating and quick combination tricks while Creative Sole incorporates the original style, flow, and trick by the respective skateboarder.

Aside from these two awards, the 21-year-old Didal has a higher chance of bagging the top plum, the Asia Skater of the Year, thanks to her stellar performances over the past few years.

Kenny Reed, ASA technical director and coach of Myanmar’s skateboarding team, led the selection process and final winners would be chosen by a panel of jury composed of global skateboarding icons.