Margielyn Didal gets ‘unexpected’ recognition as PSA Athlete of the Year

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES It was only in August when Didal bagged the gold in the women’s street skate event and pocketed P6 million as cash incentive for her feat.Winning in the Asian Games was no doubt her biggest accomplishment to date and she’s more than ready to ollie her way to another.The 19-year-old Didal, however, has to qualify for the Olympics first before anything else, which is something she believes she’d be able to do.“I’m 100 percent confident because I have the full support of my friends, family and sponsors,” said the bubbly Didal. “I have been getting a lot of support.”Didal is preparing for her next Olympic qualifying tournament which fires off three months from now in London.She said most of her training is done in Hong Kong where there’s an abundance of skateparks. The 19-year-old Didal, however, has to qualify for the Olympics first before anything else, which is something she believes she’d be able to do.“I’m 100 percent confident because I have the full support of my friends, family and sponsors,” said the bubbly Didal. “I have been getting a lot of support.”Didal is preparing for her next Olympic qualifying tournament which fires off three months from now in London.She said most of her training is done in Hong Kong where there’s an abundance of skateparks. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief From skating in the streets of Cebu to the grand stage of the Asian Games in Jakarta, where she came out of nowhere to snag the gold medal just six months ago, and now the red carpet, Margielyn Didal is still trying to wrap her head around the whirlwind of events that completely changed her life.Didal on Tuesday was one of five Filipina Asian Games gold medalists bestowed with the highest honor as Athlete of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its annual PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel.“Unexpected,” Didal said of her recognition. “Unexpected because before, people don’t give any attention to skateboarders but now, they’re not only giving us attention but also an award.”“I’m very grateful for the honor to be awarded as Athlete of the Year.”Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go were the other four given the Athlete of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT AFC CUP: Ceres scrapes past Shan United MOST READcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “Unexpected,” Didal said of her recognition. “Unexpected because before, people don’t give any attention to skateboarders but now, they’re not only giving us attention but also an award.”“I’m very grateful for the honor to be awarded as Athlete of the Year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWeightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go were the other four given the Athlete of the Year award.It was only in August when Didal bagged the gold in the women’s street skate event and pocketed P6 million as cash incentive for her feat. SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:16SEA Games: Didal, Means assure PH of 1-2 finish in Game of Skate02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–From skating in the streets of Cebu to the grand stage of the Asian Games in Jakarta, where she came out of nowhere to snag the gold medal just six months ago, and now the red carpet, Margielyn Didal is still trying to wrap her head around the whirlwind of events that completely changed her life.Didal on Tuesday was one of five Filipina Asian Games gold medalists bestowed with the highest honor as Athlete of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its annual PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

WGEC recognises outstanding women on new website

first_imgMagda PollardThe Women and Gender Equality Commission on Friday launched its online Women’s Hall of Fame, providing a virtual introduction to some influential women who shaped Guyana’s history and others who made valuable contributions.Commission Chairperson Indranie Chandarpal related that the initiative has been in the making for some time.In the early days of the feminist movement , efforts were made to document the work of outstanding women using typewriters. This later evolved to using computers to save important information.Now, the website will speak to a wider audience and most importantly, the younger generation that is technologically savvy.“Since we are in the age of technology, we believe that it is a most timely opportunity for us to add our virtual hall of fame…We’re looking at people from pre-Independence, politicians, rights defenders, grassroot women leaders, differently abled, culture and art, sport and academic,” she stated.Some individuals who were recognised include Guyana’s First Female Head of State, Janet Jagan; Viola Burnham; Gertie Wood; Kowsilla; Claudette Maasdammer; Mary Noel Menezes; Margery Kirkpatrick; Jane Phillips-Gay; Paulette Allicock; Odessa Blair; Philomena Sahoye-Shury and Sheila Holder. Persons can also make recommendations for other women, who will be added in the future.Just a few days ago, stalwart women’s activists Magda Pollard and Andaiye passed away and for this reason, special emphasis was placed on their influential roles.The Commission was established back in 2010. Chandarpal functions as the Chairperson, with Cheryl Sampson from the National Congress of Women as the Deputy Chairperson. The other Commissioners are drawn from the labour unions, regional women’s affairs committees, cultural and ethnic groups, and the Private Sector.Janet Jaganlast_img read more