Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad reveals why acceptance from her teammates was her biggest challenge
Team USA Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is a game changer. She's most known for being the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, as well as being the first Muslim American to medal (she won a bronze medal in Rio in 2016...
Muhammad's journey was, at times very lonely, she says, because there weren't many peers with similar experiences or role models. Those experiences inspired her activism today and her goal to change the way the world views and understands black female athletes and Muslim women. Watch the interview above to hear Muhammad's take on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and hear about her rise to Olympic victory.
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