Asian Games: Margielyn Didal wins fourth gold for PH in women's street skateboard

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(CNN Philippines, August 29) — Margielyn Didal bagged the Philippines' fourth gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games.

The 19-year-old Didal bested seven other competitors with a total score of 30.4 in women's street skateboard Wednesday at the JSC SkateBoard Stadium in Palembang, Indonesia.

The country now has 17 medals and is ranked at 16th place among the 35 participating countries in the regional sports meet.

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Ricky Vargas said Didal brought pride to the country.

"We are ecstatic about Margie Didal's victory. It's my first time to watch a Skateboard competition and it's breathtaking!"

"Chairman Bambol & I flew here this morning & were immediately rewarded. Thank you, Margie! You did us all proud with your daredevil performance."

Vargas added that after feeling a positive vibe from the young athlete, it was a no brainer to show their support to the Cebuano native.

"When she was first introduced to us, we were instantly impressed with her vibrant disposition and positive attitude that betrayed her humble Cebuano roots. At once we decided she was worthy of support."

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The POC president hopes the remaining Filipino athletes will be inspired to give their best following the successes of the other local medalists.

"I hope our remaining athletes draw inspiration from her and our other medalists. Laban pa, Pinoy!"

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