Ibtihaj Muhammad, First U.S. Olympian to Wear Hijab, Eliminated From Fencing Competition

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad — the first U.S. Olympian ever to wear a Hijab during the Games — has just been eliminated from individual competition at the Olympics.

Muhammad began the fencing competition by defeating Olena Kravatska of Ukraine 15-13 early Monday. But she lost her round of 16 match to France’s Cecelia Berder 15-12.

The 30-year-old from New York still has a chance to win a medal in Rio. Muhammad and her U.S. fencing teammates will take on Poland in a quarterfinal match in the team competition on Saturday.

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