Carlos Yulo, Margie Didal among Forbes' '30 under 30' in Asia

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 02 2020 02:42 PM

Filipino athletes Carlos Yulo and Margielyn Didal. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino athletes Carlos Yulo and Margielyn Didal were both included in Forbes' 2020 edition of the "30 Under 30 Asia" list, which highlighted "300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and changemakers across Asia."

Forbes touted its Class of 2020 as "bright and innovative leaders who are ready and equipped to adapt to whatever the future may hold."

Didal, 20, is an Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, and is widely credited for helping put the Philippines on the map when it comes to skateboarding. She is on track to qualify for the Tokyo Games in 2021, where skateboarding has been included for the first time.

The Cebuana has already been honored as an Athlete of the Year by the Philippine Sports Association, and in 2018 was touted as among the "25 Most Influential Teens" by TIME.

Yulo, meanwhile, is one of four Filipino athletes, who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games.

The 20-year-old gymnast made history by winning the gold medal in the floor exercises at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships last year, securing his spot in the Olympics. In the SEA Games last year, he thrilled the hometown crowd en route to winning two gold medals and five silvers.

Aside from the two athletes, three other Filipinos also made the list: PayMongo chief executive Francis Plaza, The Cacao Project founder Louise Emmanuelle Mabulo, and artist Breech Asher Harani.

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