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Women’s Team Sabre Fencing: US Takes Bronze Over Italy

It's the first women's medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio

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U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that sports is a place where Muslim-American women can excel.

Muhammad will return to New Jersey with proof that she was right.

Muhammad, who became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, won a bronze medal Saturday along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event.

The U.S. beat Italy 45-30 to clinch third place and the first women's medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio.

It was a near replay of the third-place match in men's foil Friday, which the U.S. won 45-31

Russia will face Ukraine for the gold medal.

The U.S. lost 45-42 to Russia in the semifinals, while Italy lost to Ukraine by the same score.

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