Michelle Yeoh: Oscar-winning actress set to turn into IOC member

Michelle Yeoh and husband Jean Todt
Yeoh is married to former Ferrari Formulation 1 head and ex-FIA president Jean Todt

Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh is ready to turn into a member of the Worldwide Olympic Committee.

The 61-year-old former Malaysian junior squash champion has been included on an inventory of eight new proposed members.

In March, Yeoh turned the primary Asian girl to win the very best actress award on the Oscars for her function in “The whole lot All over the place All at As soon as”.

Her proposed IOC membership will probably be ratified at its session in Mumbai subsequent month.

She joins Israel’s first Olympic medallist, Yael Arad, Hungarian businessman and sports activities administrator Balasz Furjes, Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta, a former Olympic medallist and politician from Peru, and German sports activities entrepreneur Michael Mronz because the 5 proposed particular person members by the IOC Govt Board.

Sweden’s Petra Soerling, head of the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation, and South Korean Kim Jae-youl, President of the Worldwide Skating Union, are up for election linked to their roles as worldwide federation heads.

Mehrez Boussayene, president of the Tunisian Olympic Committee, can also be up for election as an ex-officio member.

“These candidates convey added worth to the work of the IOC due to their expertise and various experience in several walks of life,” mentioned IOC president Thomas Bach.

“What all of them have in frequent is their love of sport and their sturdy perception within the Olympic values and what the IOC stands for.”

Yeoh discovered Hollywood fame within the 1997 James Bond movie Tomorrow By no means Dies, enjoying a Chinese language undercover agent reverse Pierce Brosnan’s 007. By then she was already a celeb in Asia, having made her identify in Hong Kong.

She additionally starred in martial arts film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, the 2005 interval drama Memoirs of a Geisha and the 2018 romantic comedy, Loopy Wealthy Asians.