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Olympic swimming champions lead Asia’s young stars in Forbes list


19 Apr 2017
Texas, United States, April 19, 2017: Five aquatics athletes were among the honorees on Forbes Magazine’s latest “30 Under 30” for the Asian continent. Among the Entertainment and Sports category, 30 famous faces made the cut from 24 countries across Asia-Pacific, including sports figures, singers and actors. From swimming, 2014 Incheon Asian Games MVP Kosuke Hagino, Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Fu Yuanhui of China appear on the list.

Hagino is Japan’s Olympic gold medalist in the 400m Individual Medley from Rio, while Schooling scored Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal with his historic 100m butterfly victory. Fu won a women’s 100m backstroke bronze at the 2016 Olympics, but is perhaps more famous for her post-race interview video, which went viral.

India’s Sharath Gayakwad and Chinese diver Chen Ruolin also made the list. Gayakwad is his nation’s first Paralympic swimmer, while Chen is widely considered one of the most successful divers of all time. The 24-year-old Chinese was forced to retire last year due to a neck injury.

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