Hijab-Wearing Muslim Wrestler breaks norms
A hijab-wearing Malaysian wrestler known as “Phoenix”defeated 4 men in the wrestling ring.
Dressed in flame-patterned trousers, a black and orange hijab and top, Nor Diana used sophisticated moves to throw and pin down her larger rivals in front of the audience.
Standing just 1.55m centimeters tall and weighing 43 kilograms, her speed and agility make her fight against almost any opponent.
She took part in local outfit Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW), which has similarities with hugely popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from the United States
19-year-old Phoenix defeated 4 men and won title of Malaysian pro-wrestler. Nor’s success in the ring is inspiring other girls. She is one of the two women wrestlers in Malaysia.
“Even though I am a Muslim, and I wear the hijab, nothing can stop me from doing what I love,” she said in the ring after winning a recent fight.
Ayez Shaukat Fonseka, her coach and fellow fighter said,
“She kind of broke the barrier and just proved to them that if she can do it, they can do it too.”