TAGAYTAY CITY, CAVITE — Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means proved once again that they are the queens of the Southeast Asian skatepark with another 1-2 finish, this time in the street category of the 30th SEA Games’ women’s skateboarding event at the Tagaytay Extreme Sports Complex, Saturday.
Didal opened her bag of tricks with a front side nose grind, following it up with a graceful backside boardslide. She then topped it off with a backside nose grind, before capping her masterful performance with a half cab feeble normal out.
The reigning Asian Games champion tallied a total of 12.7 points grab her second gold medal in the regional biennial meet.
Means, meanwhile, once again finished behind Didal.
The 22-year-old native of Portland garnered 7.3 points in the street event to win the silver medal for the Philippines.
Completing the podium is Kyandra Susanto of Indonesia, who settled for the bronze medal with a total score of 4.0.
This is the second straight time that Didal and Means hav ended up as the first and second placers in the women’s event.
The two Philippine bets arranged an all-Filipino duel in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. event last December 5, Thursday. There, Didal again claimed top honors, while Means took the silver.
Didal’s and Means’s victories gave the country its fifth medal in the skateboarding event.
On the other hand, Filipino skateboarder Mark Feliciano nabbed the silver medal in the men’s division with 20.6 points.
Tanjung Sanggoe Darma (21.2) topped the men’s event. Ruksumruach Sothichai (19.1) snatched a bronze finish.
Daniel Ledermann — who won gold in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. a few days ago — dropped the fifth slot with 16.4 points.