United States fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that sports is a place where Muslim-American women can excel.
Muhammad will return to New Jersey with proof that she was right.
Muhammad, who became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, won a bronze medal Saturday along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event.
The U.S. beat Italy 45-30 to clinch third place and the first women's medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. capture bronze in team sabre event
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