Didal, teammates train in earnest in Cebu City

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    NATIONAL team mainstays Renzo Mark Feliciano and Cindy Lou Serna are now training with skateboarding champion and Olympic hopeful Margielyn Arda Didal in Cebu City, according to national team manager Anthony Claravall.

    “We finally got Mak (Feliciano’s nickname) and Cindy to the training facility in Cebu three weeks ago to train with Margie so team morale is high,” Claravall, a New Balance marketing executive currently based in Brazil, told Malaya-Business Insight.

    He said that Didal was supposed to resume her Olympic qualifying campaign with qualifiers set in China and Peru in March and April, respectively, “but both failed to materialize.”

    Claravall said that as a fallback for Didal “we plan to have her train in the US in April. Then she might see action in a reported Olympic qualifying event over there.”

    The petite and perky Cebuana, who won  the women’s street skateboarding gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games and swept her two events in the 2019 30th Southeast Asian Games, is tipped as one of the country’s best bets to win a medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games in July.