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Margielyn Didal's result improves her chances of qualifying for Tokyo 2020 (Photo: Instagram @margielyndidal)

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Asian Games champ Didal moves closer to Tokyo 2020

Date : 30 Jul 2019

Los Angeles, United States, July 30, 2019: Asian Games champion Margielyn Didal of the Philippines finished fifth in the 2019 Street League Skateboarding World Tour at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

It was the highest finish ever achieved by a Filipino in the Street League Skateboarding World Tour.

The 20-year-old Cebuana posted a total score of 21.7 points in the women's final round. This result will strengthen her bid for a slot at Tokyo 2020 and give her the chance of following up her Asian Games gold medal in Palembang, Indonesia, last year with a place on the Olympic podium.

The Los Angeles meet was a memorable day for Brazil as it snagged the top two spots — 11-year-old Rayssa Leal with 23.3 points and Pamela Rosa in second place with 22.8 points.

American Alana Smith rounded up the podium at third place with 22.5 points, while Japanese Aori Nishimura gained 22.1 points for fourth place.

Didal made headlines after capturing the Philippines' fourth gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. She will be competing in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games which will be hosted by the country this November.

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