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The fencer will become the first U.S. athlete competing at the Olympics in hijab

The first American female athlete competing at the Olympics in hijab, will be a sabre fencer, Ebtehaj Muhammad, reports the Huffington Post.

She took third place at the world Cup in Athens and won the right to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ebtihag Muhammad – a two-time pan American games champion 2011, bronze medalist of world Championships 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In London Olympic games she did not participate due to a hand injury.




The fencer will become the first U.S. athlete competing at the Olympics in hijab 03.02.2016

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