Ibtihaj Muhammad: First U.S. Athlete to Wear a Hijab in the Olympics

Feb 10, 2016 at 10:47 am |

This woman is making history.

Ibtihaj Muhammad is breaking down barriers in a big way. She will be the first Muslim American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

She’s been fencing since she was 13, but the now 30 year-old Muhammad never thought she would make it as far as she has. Over the weekend, she won the Bronze medal in the Women’s Sabre World Cup, earning her enough points to play for the U.S. fencing team in this summer’s Rio games. But that’s not all this rockstar athlete is up to…

Keep reading to hear her fascinating story!

“I want to compete in the Olympics for the United States to prove that nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals — not race, religion or gender.” -Ibtihaj Muhammad