Didal, Panugalinog rule Asian online skateboarding tiff

Delfin Dioquino
Didal, Panugalinog rule Asian online skateboarding tiff
Cebuanos Margielyn Didal and Motic Panugalinog reign supreme in the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition

MANILA, Philippines – Even at home, Margielyn Didal and Motic Panugalinog proved they can still pull off jaw-dropping skateboard tricks.

The two Cebuanos bested other skateboarders from the continent as they ruled the women’s and men’s divisions of the Asian Skateboarding Championships 2020 Online Skate Lockdown Video Competition.

Didal, the reigning Asian Games champion, tallied 8.0 points to edge Japan’s Yurin Fujii (7.5) and Thailand’s Orapan Tongkong (7.46) in the women’s division.

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The Cebuanos in The Philippines are on a roll! Coming in for the women's division champion of the first-ever #ASC2020Lockdown5, let's give it up for Cebu City's @margielyndidal! From her new and improved skate-friendly home, Margie definitely put the tech in technical when she filmed her entry. She was even kind enough to bless us with an NBD that got Ant Claravall to comment “Bolts! Everything clean and dope to see a new trick in there!”, Nino also wrote “Insane tricks in a quarantine setting!”. . Congratulations Margie and never stop inspiring people to go skateboarding! .  by @dcatbautista . . . ASC2020Lockdown5 is presented by @mobgrip, @rictawheels and @kruxtrucks!

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In one of her tricks, Didal jumped off a kitchen counter, caught her board, and landed flawlessly. 

Panugalinog, meanwhile, amassed 8.92 points for his dangerous stunts as he cleared a motorcycle and an electric fan.

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Congratulations @moticpanugalinog for winning the first ever #ASC2020Lockdown5!!! You deserve it, G! There are simply no words that can describe the skill and creativity you put into that entry! Even the judges, Laurence Keefe, Tommy Zhao and Nino Moscardi had not seen anything like it. Anthony Claravall said “You don't need a deck to do some amazing skateboarding”. Head judge Kenny Reed added “This was so fun to watch! Thank you”. . In case y'all were wondering how this 19-year old from Inayawan, Cebu City Philippines just made himself $250 richer? Swipe left and see for yourselves! Congrats Motic! . . . ASC2020Lockdown5 is presented by @mobgrip, @rictawheels and @kruxtrucks!

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Indonesia’s Basral Graito and Oman’s Firas Al-Hinai shared the No. 2 spot in the men’s division with an identical score of 8.34. 

Aside from bragging rights, Didal and Panugalinog both won $250. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.