Growing up in Cebu City, Philippines, Margie carried the hopes of a nation as she made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. When her hometown’s only public skatepark was shut down, the 22-year-old trained beneath a bridge before successfully campaigning for, and helping design, a world-class skatepark so she and the national team could train for Olympic and international competition.
Since finishing 7th in Tokyo, Margie has spent her time training and providing meals for disadvantaged people in her local neighbourhood.
- Gold medal, Asian Games (2018)
- 2x Gold medals, Southeast Asian Games (2019)
- Asian Skater of the Year (2020)
- 2nd Finalist, Tampa Pro Women’s Open (2020)
With skateboarding it’s the same as with life; no matter how many times you fail, you come back up and keep going. Try and try again until you do your trick.”