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Skateboarder Didal convinces Duterte to ‘dab’

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By Genalyn Kabiling

Gold medalist skateboarder Margielyn Didal convinced President Rodrigo Duterte to ‘dab’ during the awarding of incentives for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 medalists at Malacañang Palace on Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Duterte "dabs" with Skateboarding Gold Medalist Margielyn Didal during the awarding of incentives for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 medalists at Malacanang Palace on Wednesday. Photo by Jansen Romero

President Rodrigo Duterte “dabs” with Skateboarding Gold Medalist Margielyn Didal during the awarding of incentives for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 medalists at Malacanang Palace on Wednesday. (Jansen Romero/ MANILA BULLETIN)

When Didal received the incentive from Duterte, she made the ‘mano’ gesture and had a light moment with the President.

Didal convinced Duterte to do the dab, a dance move, during the event.

Duterte gamely threw his arms to one side for posterity with the gold medalist, drawing laughter and applause from other Palace guests.

The Philippines stood at 19th place out of 45 countries, finishing with four gold, two silver, and 15 bronze medals. It was considered an improvement from the 22nd place finish in the 2014 Incheon Games.

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