Barbie Honors Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad With One-of-a-Kind Doll at Glamour Summit - NBC Southern California

Barbie Honors Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad With One-of-a-Kind Doll at Glamour Summit

Muhammad, one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2016, became the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympics, earning a bronze medal in the Team Sabre

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    Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab, has inspired other Muslim athletes. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 13, 2017)

    It's been quite a run for U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016, she became the first American athlete to compete while wearing a Hijab.

    Now... she has a doll in her own likeness courtesy of Barbie.

    At the Glamour Women of the Year LIVE Summit Monday, Muhammad became the latest honoree as part of Barbie Shero program that recognizes female trailblazers. Muhammad was presented the doll by last year's Shero, body activist and model, Ashley Graham.

    "Through playing with Barbie, I was able to imagine and dream about who I could become," said Ibtihaj Muhammad. "I love that my relationship with Barbie has come full circle, and now I have my own doll wearing a hijab that the next generation of girls can use to play out their own dreams."

    Muhammad, one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2016, became the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympics, earning a bronze medal in the Team Sabre.

    "Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian, but for embracing what makes her stand out," said Sejal Shah Miller, Vice President of Global Marketing for Barbie. "Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented, and by honoring her story, we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything."

    The doll will be available for purchase in 2018.