Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States celebrates after the United States wins the Women's Sabre Team bronze medal match between United States and Italy on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The New Jersey native won the bronze medal in women's sabre fencing on Saturday.

Toni Akindele
Aug, 15, 2016

New Jersey native, Ibtihaj Muhammad, made history as the first woman to compete and place for Team USA wearing a hijab. The 30-year-old won the bronze medal in women’s sabre fencing on Saturday.

“I realize that this moment is bigger than me,” said Muhammad to Team USA after first qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Team. “Anyone who has paid attention to the news at all would realize the importance of having a Muslim woman on Team USA. It’s not just any team, it’s the United States of America. It’s just been a really remarkable experience for me.”

Congratulations, Ibtihaj!