This nineteen-year-old Margielyn Didal was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 25 most influential teens for 2018. This Filipina skateboard sensation who hails from Cebu is such a pride and honor of the Philippines.
This teen who was then did not gain the approval of her parents to join skateboarding competition proves so much right now. Didal just won the Gold medal award in women’s street skateboarding competition at the Asian Games—and became a national hero in the process. Didal’s gold medal opens a lot of doors and new opportunities for her. Making her recognized by such a prestigious magazine which is Time Magazine.
Who would have taught the this teen who struggles for her parent’s approval to do skateboarding is now one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018 with other teenagers on the list are actresses Millie Bobby Brown, Storm Reid, Kiernan Shipka, Joey King and Korean boy group NCT Dream.
The magazine also has other athletes like the French footballer Kylian Mpabbe and American snowboarder Chloe Kim.
As of now Didal is looking forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where skateboarding will be included as an official event for the first time. As she told Time that:
“It’s going to be the big goal in my life to get that gold medal,”
Margielyn Didal fought for her passion even at first she do not have 100% support from her parents. This girl is now a Philippine pride.
Philippines has so much talents in every citizens. May Margielyn be an inspiration to every teens to work had and strive hard in life. Always remember that a dream without action is not a dream.