Margielyn Didal, Asian Games medalist is among Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2018,” the only Filipino to be part of the list.
“This summer, the 19 year old from Cebu City, Philippines, won the gold medal in women’s street skateboarding competition at the Asian Games —and became a national hero in the process,” TIME said.
The teens included on the list were determined by “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.”
Didal became famous after winning the gold medal in the women’s street skateboard competition during 2018 Asian Games held JSC SkateBoard Stadium in Palembang last April. She finished with an average mark 30.4 points, followed by silver medalist Isa Kaya of Japan with 25 points.