PH skateboard champ Margielyn Didal qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

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FILE – Filipino skateboarder Margielyn Didal during the awarding ceremony of the street skateboarding event of 2019 Southeast Asian Games at Tagaytay Extreme Sports Complex on Saturday. PHOTO BY EARVIN PERIAS

MANILA, Philippines—Margielyn Didal, reigning Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games skateboarding champ, is wheeling to Tokyo as the country’s 10th chaser of its first ever Olympic gold.

With her semifinal finish in the ongoing Street World Championships-Olympics Qualification event in Rome, the 22-year-old Filipina secured the spot for next month’s games, according to Skate Pilipinas.

The association posted a message early Saturday over Facebook that “our very own Margielyn Didal has earned a slot for the Tokyo Olympics.”

But official announcement will be made by the World Skate on June 30 once all the qualifying…

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