(CNN)She hasn't earned an Olympic medal just yet, but fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is already making history.
The 30-year-old Maplewood, New Jersey, native will be the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games in a hijab, a headscarf worn by some Muslim women to show modesty.
It's been quite a few days for Muhammad. Last week, she clenched a spot on the U.S. Olympic team during an event in Athens, Greece. If that wasn't impressive enough, President Barack Obama gave her a shout-out on Wednesday while delivering a speech at a mosque in Baltimore.
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