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Ibtihaj Muhammad breaks barriers and brings home an Olympic medal


Ibtihaj Muhammad came to Rio determined to show the world that Muslim-American women can excel in sports.

She'll return to the US, with a medal to prove that she was right. Muhammad won a bronze medal in team sabre fencing on Saturday August 13, 2016. Muhammad was recently named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 most influential’ people and says “I want people to be comfortable in spaces where they may not feel included.” Muhammad recieved dual Bachelor’s degrees in International relations and African and African-American studies from Duke University (2007).

Watch as Muhammad talks about what she hopes to do next:

Muhammad’s presence on the U.S. Olympic team gave her a megaphone, and she has used it wisely to promote sports and tolerance.