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Ibtihaj Muhammad Is the First American Olympian to Compete in Hijab

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Rio’s Summer Olympics welcomes Ibtihaj Muhammad to change history while wearing a hijab.

Muslim women have been wearing the sacred wrap as an important part of their culture. Now, Ibtihaj will be rocking it during her fencing performance. The New Jersey native originally took interest in the sport at 13 years-old so she could remain fully covered as part of her faith and respect to her family, while being physically active. Fast forward to today and she has conquered goals from being the face of her clothing line of “modest fashion,” Louella, to has visiting the White House to discuss Muslim issues with President Barack Obama.

Congratulations, Ibtihaj Muhammad! Continue to be an inspiration to young ladies everywhere and good luck in Rio.

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