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The First Olympic Athlete In A Hijab
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Published: Feb 4, 2016

Meet the first Olympic Athlete who wears a hijab when she competes. Her name is Ibtihaj Muhammad and she competes for the U.S and has qualified for the 2016 Olympics in fencing.

Source: 14publications.com
Source: 14publications.com

She was even recognised by U.S President Obama when he visited a mosque in Baltimore

Source: muslimwomeninhistory.tumblr.com
Source: muslimwomeninhistory.tumblr.com

Ibtihaj started fencing at the age of 13 which allowed her to be fully covered

Source: vipfaq.com
Source: vipfaq.com

She said

“Nothing should hinder a person from reaching their goals. Not race, religion or gender. I want to set an example that anything is possible with perseverance.”

She also has a clothing line  for women who want to dress modestly called louella.

Source: louellashop.com
Source: louellashop.com

Good luck Ibtihaj