Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Showed Off Her Skills On « Ellen »

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Meet your new favorite person: Ibtihaj Muhammad, badass fencer from Maplewood, New Jersey.

Meet your new favorite person: Ibtihaj Muhammad, badass fencer from Maplewood, New Jersey.

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Muhammad is making history by representing America in this year’s Rio Olmypics and she stopped by Ellen to talk about her journey.

Muhammad is making history by representing America in this year's Rio Olmypics and she stopped by Ellen to talk about her journey.

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She explained that although she had to modify her clothing to participate in sports, her parents always encouraged her.

She explained that although she had to modify her clothing to participate in sports, her parents always encouraged her.

Muhammad was also recently in the news when she was asked by SXSW staff to remove her hijab for an ID photo.

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Even though she’s a role model herself, Ibtihaj was also really pumped to hang with Ellen.

Even though she's a role model herself, Ibtihaj was also really pumped to hang with Ellen.

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