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Muslim Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses race in sport at Morgan State event

Muslim Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses race in sport at Morgan State event

Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad came to Morgan State University on Tuesday carrying the same message she delivered in Rio de Janeiro after becoming the first Muslim-American woman to compete and medal at the Olympic Games wearing a hijab — the traditional Muslim head scarf.

"I remember being a kid and being told that I didn't belong in my sport,'' she said, "and for me it has always been really important to try to reach our youth, specifically to let them know there is no limit to what you can do as long as you're willing to work hard for it…even if you are in a sport like fencing like I was as a kid where there weren't very many people doing it who...

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