Tiffany Haddish Calls Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad ‘A Pillar Of Resilience’
Paul Zimmerman

Ibtihaj Muhammad changed the sporting world in 2016, when she became the first woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

During Tuesday night’s Black Girls Rock! Awards, Muhammad was recognized with a hilarious and inspiring speech by this year’s breakout star, Tiffany Haddish.

The Girls Trip actress recognized the bronze-winning Olympian, calling her “a pillar of resilience and inspiration to us all.”

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Muhammad is the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympics. The New Jersey native is also a sports ambassador, serving on the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport Initiative.