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MARGIELYN DIDAL (third from left) arrives at the Mactan International Airport with Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino (second from left), skateboarding association head Carl Sambrano and coach Daniel Bautista.

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Didal looks to recharge in Cebu before Tokyo Games

Margie Didal made sure to clear her mind first before heading to Tokyo for the Olympic Games. 

Didal has been away from home for the last two months while she competed in the States and Italy. But now, she returns home to Lahug, Cebu thanks to the Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino.

“It’s about family because we’re Filipinos, a family-oriented nation,” said Didal, the first-ever skateboarder to win gold in both the Asian and Southeast Asian Games.

“I wanted to go home because I miss them so much, I wanted to see them.”

“I know how much Margie wanted to be with her family, and the satisfaction it will give her before going to the Olympics. We just exerted all efforts to make it happen,” Tolentino added.

“It will boost her confidence to capture the country’s first Olympic gold medal.”

Also with Didal were Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines President Carl Sambrano, coach Daniel Bautista, and POC legal committee chairman Atty. Wharton Chan.

The group also accompanied Margie to her home where she reunited with dad Tolits, mom Juliana, and her siblings.

Didal will be home for 11 days before flying to California for the last stretch of her training.

“I hope to bring home a medal. I’ll just do my best.”

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