Phoenix, Anja Chong make Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list

By Seng Foo 2 April 2020 85
Phoenix, Anja Chong make Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list
Malaysian pro wrestler Nor Diana and short track speed skater Anja Chong were named among Forbes Asia' 30 Under 30 list for 2020.

They were honoured in the entertainment and sports category, which also featured the likes of Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino, Japanese rugby star Kotaro Matsushima as well as Indonesian badminton pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjay Sukamuljo.
Nor Diana, widely known for her ring name 'Phoenix', also graced the cover of the April 2020 edition alongside Kim Hyunsoo, Louise Mabulo, Shota Iwasaki, Raba Khan and Marius Suntanu.

The 20-year-old, who became the first female winner of the Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW) Wrestlecon championship, was hailed for breaking down barriers and sparking growing interest in wrestling among young women in Malaysia.

"I want to inspire women not just in hijab but women in general. Nothing can stop us as long as we have passion and believe in ourselves," she told Forbes Asia.

Meanwhile, Chong, who won four gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games in 2017 and 2019, was recognised for her achievements inside the skating rink as well as outside of it, where she helped grow a community of empowered women through her ecommerce lifestyle company.

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