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Day 3 of Rio Games: First US Olympian to Compete While Wearing a Hijab

Day 3 of the Rio Olympics will feature medal events in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, women’s rugby, judo and more. First timers are also debuting on day 3. Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab, will take to the piste in her Olympic debut. Growing up black and Muslim in the U.S. state of New Jersey, 28-year-old Ibtihaj Muhammad says she loved sports, but often struggled to find her place. Muhammad began fencing in 1999 at the age of 13. She...

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