Ibtihaj Muhammad is still trying to conquer the impossible

Portrait Ibtihaj Muhammad
Ibtihaj Muhammad, photographed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, is the first Muslim American athlete to wear a hijab at the Olympic Games.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

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David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times.
Christina House officially joined the Los Angeles Times photography staff in 2017 after nearly 10 years as a freelance photographer. A native Southern Californian, she grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Cal State Fullerton.