Muslim women around the world are breaking stereotypes and misconceptions such as women in Islam are oppressed and restricted to the home. Keep reading to find out more about these outstanding women and their achievements in the Olympics 2016.
Medal(s): gold (uneven bars), Silver (women’s team all-around event), Bronze (individual all-around)
Sports: 400 meters hurdles
Ibtihaj Muhammad, 30
Sri Wahyuni Agustiani, 22
Ahmed is the first Arab woman to win an Olympic weightlifting medal.
Patimat Abakarova, 21
Sports: Taekwondo (49kg category)