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Olympic skateboarder Margielyn Didal’s home affected by Typhoon Odette

Cebuana athlete and Olympian Margielyn Didal gives an update on her community in the South ravaged by Typhoon Odette.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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12/21/2021 08:43 AM
Olympic skateboarder Margielyn Didal’s home affected by Typhoon Odette
Photo credits to @margielyndidal on Instagram

After making the country proud by finishing in seventh place at the Tokyo Olympics last July, street skateboarder Margielyn Didal returned to the country with high hopes for her sport, even voicing out her wish for more good quality skate parks for future athletes in her sport. But just like the rest of the areas ravaged by Typhoon Odette last week, Margielyn’s hometown of Cebu was not spared from the effects of the super typhoon. 

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Last December 20, Margielyn shared a short video clip showing the view from her home. The 22-year-old skateboarder revealed that their province is still suffering with no access to necessities like water, electricity, and a stable cellphone signal. 


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After starting out skating at 12 years old in Cebu, Margielyn slowly started making a name for herself as a known street skateboarder. After bringing home back-to-back gold medals from the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018 and in the Southeast Asian Games the following year, Margielyn made her US debut finishing third place at the Tampa Women's Open in early 2020.

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Just like Margielyn, Cebu-born beauty queen Beatrice Luigi Gomez also revealed how her family got affected by the typhoon last week.