You Are Here: /

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic Medalist, Team USA
Embed from Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Ibtihaj Muhammad (born December 4, 1985) 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. In individual sabre at the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won her first qualifying round bout, and was defeated in the second round by Cécilia Berder of France. She earned the bronze medal as part of Team USA in the Team Sabre, becoming the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympics.

Last Updated: September 22, 2018

View Website



This page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ibtihaj Muhammad" (contributors), which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.