The United States Congress has officially awarded 50 Chinese American World War II veterans in Philadelphia with the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Saturday.
“Long overdue”: Only a few hundred Chinese American veterans out of the more than 20,000 who enlisted during the war are still alive to this day, according to 6ABC.
Professional bodybuilder, Lilian Tan, just became the first Asian bodybuilder ever to hold four titles; she won the women’s 55 kilogram (121 pounds) category at the World Bodybuilding and Physical Fitness Championships in Chiangmai, Thailand.
On top of her 55 kilogram category win, Tan, who hails from Penang, Malaysia, also won the gold medal in the 30-year-old and above category at the 10th WBPF Championships on Friday, December 14, according to The Star. The latter is a newly introduced category in the competition.