Margielyn Didal among Time's 25 most influential teens of 2018

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Posted at Dec 10 2018 12:05 AM | Updated as of Dec 10 2018 02:06 AM

MANILA -- Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal is the sole Filipino in Time magazine's list of 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018.

The 19-year-old skateboarder from Cebu City rose to prominence after winning the gold medal in the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games.

"This summer, the 19 year old from Cebu City, Philippines, won the gold medal in women’s street skateboarding competition at the Asian Games—and became a national hero in the process," Time said.

Aside from Didal, other teenagers on the list are actresses Millie Bobby Brown, Storm Reid, Kiernan Shipka, Joey King and Korean boy group NCT Dream.

Other athletes on the list are French footballer Kylian Mpabbe and American snowboarder Chloe Kim.

Last year, two Filipino teens -- 14-year-old Shibby de Guzman and Bretman Rock -- made it to Time magazine's annual list.

Time said it compiled its annual list by considering accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media, and overall ability to drive news.

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