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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

Ibtihaj Muhammad

5 Things About Ibtihaj:

  1. Ibtihaj discovered fencing when she was 13. She is now the first female Muslim-American athlete to win an Olympic medal: bronze in the team sabre event at the Summer Games in Rio.

  2. This New Jersey native now has a Barbie made in her likeness available for purchase.

  3. She released her memoir Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream in July 2018.

  4. Ibtihaj founded an online shop, Louella, in 2014 to offer affordable fashion alternatives for the Muslim market.

  5. She is the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf, to represent the US in the Olympic games. Hear her share her story in the video below or on her appearance on Luvvie Ajayi's podcast Rants and Randomness Episode 12, Aug 2018.

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