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December 4, 1985

“There will always be people who challenge the idea that you belong, but it’s important to work hard, to focus on yourself, and prove that you belong in this space of high-level athletics.” Ibtihaj Muhammad 

Ibtihaj Muhammad American Sabre Fencer is born.

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, and a member of the United States fencing team. She is best known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

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Link to Photo Credit: Ibtihaj Muhammad

 

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