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On This Day: Muhammad, Team USA Win Bronze

DURHAM, N.C. - On this day in Duke fencing history, former Duke fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Blue Devil to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, claiming bronze with Team USA in the women's team sabre competition at the Carioca Arena 3 in Rio.

Muhammad and teammates Monica Aksamit, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis defeated Italy 45-30 in the third-place match to earn the first women's medal in fencing by Americans in Rio. Muhammad outscored her Italian opponents 10-8 in the match to help the U.S. win all nine rounds.