Malaysians Anja Chong, Nor 'Phoenix' Diana on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list (updated)


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  • Thursday, 02 Apr 2020

Professional wrestler Nor 'Phoenix' Diana.

PETALING JAYA: National skater Anja Chong and professional wrestler Nor "Phoenix" Diana have been listed in Forbes’ fifth annual "30 Under 30 Asia” list.

The list features 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and changemakers across Asia, all under the age of 30.

Dubbed Malaysia’s "Ice Queen", Anja gained prominence in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where she won three gold medals in the 500m, 1,000m and, 3,000m ladies relay.

Diana, 20, and Anja, 25, were listed with several other sports stars like Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino, Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty and Japan rugby player Kotaru Matsushima, who are breaking barriers and making history.

They are joined by a variety of exceptional young people, from gamers to actors and K-pop stars, as part of this year’s entertainment and sports category.

The list, which was released on Thursday (April 2), highlights the next generation of talent in the sporting arena and silver screen.

It was judged by BandLab Technologies chief executive officer Kuok Meng Ru and ONE Championship group president Hua Fung Teh.

Anja is dubbed Malaysia’s 'Ice Queen'.Anja is dubbed Malaysia’s 'Ice Queen'.

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