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Ibtihaj Muhammad

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Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • Birth date 12/04/1985
  • Birthplace Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Hometown Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Residence Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Height/Weight 5'7"/ 145 lbs


Ibtihaj Muhammad began fencing after her mother saw fencers practicing and suggested she try the sport because of its modest uniforms. She will be the first U.S. Olympian to compete in a hijab.
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Getting to know Ibtihaj Muhammad


Began fencing with epee, but switched to sabre at 16


Graduated from Duke University


Won team gold at the 2014 Senior World Championships

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