At the Tokyo Olympics new competition, Skateboarding Women's Street, the Philippines was expected to win the first gold medal in the summer tournament.
Margerin Arda Didal, who participated in the Skateboarding Women's Street on the 26th, is 22 years old from Cebu Island, Philippines.
According to the official website of the Olympic Games, the family is poor, and the fun of skateboarding on the street at the age of 12 made me forget about problems such as life.
Then, the improved Didal players began to support their household budget with the prize money of the tournament, and at the Tokyo Olympics, which was newly adopted for the competition, the Philippines was expected to win the first gold medal in the summer tournament.
Didal passed the qualifying on the morning of the 26th in 7th place, and in the afternoon final by the top 8 players, he was 6th after finishing two "runs", but he will compete with one big skill 5 He failed to land in the first of the "best tricks" of the time and showed a dragging gesture, but after that he lacked the vividness of the technique and finished in 7th place.
Even so, Didal kept smiling and bowed to the entire venue after the competition to express his gratitude to the fans and others by saying "Thank you" in Japanese. The venue was lively with a bright atmosphere, such as taking the hands of the players and dancing.
A local Philippine TV station praised Didal for his good fight, saying, "I may have missed the podium, but I was loved by fans all over the world for my performance and personality."