Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer and member of the United States fencing team. She is known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics. as well as for winning an Olympic medal wearing it.
|Born:||December 04, 1985, Maplewood, New Jersey, US|
|Residence:||New York, New York, US|
|Club:||Peter Westbrook Foundation|
|Head coach(es):||Ed Korfanty|
|Personal coach(es):||Akhi Spencer-El|
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About Ibtihaj Muhammad
American fencer who won bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics and became the first American athlete ever to compete at the Olympics in a hijab. That year, she was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Ibtihaj Muhammad Before Fame
She grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. She began fencing at age thirteen and graduated from Columbia High School in 2003.
Achievement of Ibtihaj Muhammad
She created the clothing line Louella, which caters to women of Middle Eastern descent.
Ibtihaj Muhammad Family Life
Her father, Eugene, was a police officer. Her mother, Denise, was an elementary school teacher. She has four siblings.
Associations of Ibtihaj Muhammad
She was teammates with Mariel Zagunis on the American fencing team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Information related to Ibtihaj Muhammad
- Muslim women in sport - Muslim women have been involved in sport since Islam's beginning in the early 7th century and Muhammad's races with his wife Aisha. Modern Muslim female athletes have achieved success in a variety of sports, including volleyball, tennis, association football, fencing, and basketball.
- American sabre fencers
- Olympic bronze medalists for the United States in fencing
- Fencers at the 2011 Pan American Games
- American female fencers
- African-American sportswomen
- Sportspeople from Essex County, New Jersey
- African-American Muslims
- Fencers at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Fencers at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Olympic fencers of the United States
- American Muslims