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08/13/2016 04:47 pm ET Updated Aug 16, 2016

Ibtihaj Muhammad And The U.S. Women’s Fencing Team Win Bronze

Muhammad is the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal in a hijab.
Ibtihaj Muhammad celebrates a point over Ekaterina Dyachenko of Russia in the Women's Sabre Team Semifinals of the Rio Olympi
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Ibtihaj Muhammad celebrates a point over Ekaterina Dyachenko of Russia in the Women's Sabre Team Semifinals of the Rio Olympic Games on August 13, 2016

Team USA continues to rack up medals, with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Fencing Team earning the bronze medal on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

Teammates Mariel Zagunis, Dagmara Wozniak and Ibtihaj Muhammad defeated Poland in the team sabre quarterfinals early on Saturday before scoring top marks against Italy in the afternoon Bronze medal match.

The final tally was U.S.A. 45, Italy 30.

Muhammad received widespread national attention in the lead up to Rio, where she became the first U.S. athlete to compete at the Olympics in a hijab. Now, she is the first American woman to win a medal at the Olympics while wearing a hijab, too. 

The last time the women’s fencing team won a medal was bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.

Ibtihaj Muhammad competes against Italy's Rossella Gregorio during the women's team sabre bronze medal bout between.
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Ibtihaj Muhammad competes against Italy's Rossella Gregorio during the women's team sabre bronze medal bout between.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that the U.S. women’s fencing won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. The team won bronze. 

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