196. Ibtihaj Muhammad (Fencer, New York)

 

Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first practicing Muslim to represent the U.S. in women’s fencing. She’s ranked second in the U.S. and 11th in the world. Ibtihaj stands out because she wears her hijab headscarf that is worn by Muslim women.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_barry_carter/2011/10/carter_maplewood_woman_could_b.html

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