Ibtihaj Muhammad, from United States, waits for match against Olena Kravatska from Ukraine, in the women's saber individual fencing event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history Monday by becoming the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. 
 
Muhammad, sporting a plain black Muslim head scarf under a red, white and blue mask, was a winner in her opening bout in the women's sabre tournament, beating Olena Kravatska of Ukraine 15-13, before falling to France's Cecilia Berder 15-12 in the round of 16.
 
(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
 
(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
 
Muhammad is ranked eighth in the world in her weapon.
 
To learn more about Muhammad, click on this link for a story from March from AP fencing writer Luke Meredith. Muhammad will compete again on Saturday in the team sabre event.