Didal among the judges in virtual Red Bull contest

Published March 18, 2021, 3:15 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Margielyn Didal (MB File Photo)

Cebuano skateboarding icon Margielyn Didal will take her career to another level when she serves as a judge for the inaugural virtual Red Bull contest.

Both amateurs and professionals may join the “Red Bull Mind The Gap” tilt, where they will showcase the best tricks up their sleeves online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants must submit their video entries on Instagram or TikTok with the official Mind The Gap digital sticker and @redbullph tag, accompanied with the hashtag #RedBullMindThe Gap from March 15 to April 14.

Two finalists from each region per division will be chosen to advance in the National finals and the top three skaters per division will be chosen by the respective regional judges and no less than Didal herself.

Judging criteria will be based on difficulty (50%), creativity (30%), and engagement (20%).

The 21-year-old Didal, a double gold medalist in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, also reposted Red Bull’s announcement via Instagram Story.

Aside from Didal, bannering Red Bull in the Philippines are Christian Tio for kitesurfing and Raph Trinidad for wakeboarding.