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These Muslim Women Athletes Picked Up Olympic Medals And Made History

“What I love about my experience is that I’m able to encourage other youth to pursue their dreams, to not let other people dictate their journey for them."

Dalilah Muhammad, USA, athletics: Gold

Majlinda Kelmendi, Kosovo, judo: Gold

Aliya Mustafina, Russia, gymnastics: Gold, silver, and bronze

Maria Stadnik, Azerbaijan, wrestling: Silver

Zhazira Zhapparkul, Kazakhstan, weightlifting: Silver

Sri Wahyuni Agustiani, Indonesia, weightlifting: Silver

Ibtihaj Muhammad, USA, fencing: Bronze

Sara Ahmed, Egypt, weightlifting: Bronze

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, Iran, taekwondo: Bronze

Hedaya Wahba, Egypt, taekwondo: Bronze

Patimat Abakarova, Azerbaijan, taekwondo: Bronze

Ines Boubakri, Tunisia, fencing: Bronze

Marwa Amri, Tunisia, wrestling: Bronze

Nur Tatar, Turkey, taekwondo: Bronze