Filipino Olympian and skateboarder Margielyn Didal has captured the hearts of Brazilians, who flooded Twitter with praises for the athlete.
While competing in the Tokyo Olympics, Margielyn bonded with Brazilian skateboarder and silver medalist Rayssa Leal. The duo captured the attention of the South American nation because of their TikTok video. In one tweet, a Brazilian fan described Margielyn as someone they'd love to invite over for a barbecue because of her positive vibes.
Another Twitter user from Brazil congratulated Rayssa and Margielyn. "In Brazil, we cheered a lot for [Margielyn] and for Rayssa, it's a shame she got hurt. Her charisma, sympathy, and joy won us over."
Another Brazilian became an instant fan of Margielyn's. "You're already a legend in Brazil, Didal. Your charisma is unmatched and watching you in the Olympics was a joy. Cheers from an instant fan," wrote Brazilian Twitter user Eduardo Santos.
Margielyn was the most talked about topic on Twitter in Brazil on July 26. Despite not winning a podium finish, it was clear she won the hearts of millions of people around the world because of her warmth and chill vibes. The official Twitter account of the Tokyo Olympics even noticed.
Brazilian social media influencer Luscas, who has seven million followers on Twitter, described Margielyn as a "Lenda" (Legend) and wrote, "DIDAL O BRASIL TE AMA." ("Didal, Brazil loves you.")
Margielyn displayed true sportsmanship by cheering Rayssa and other opponents during her stay in Tokyo. She shot to fame in 2018 after winning a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games.