Dalilah Muhammad is one of the popular track and field stars competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The USA bet could make bigger headlines on Thursday night when she competes in the women’s 400m hurdles final.
Muhammad has been getting a lot of attention as of late but information about her are scarce at this point. Here are some of the facts about the American track and field star.
Dalilah Muhammad Parents Cannot Feel Any Prouder
Dalilah’s parents Nadirah and Askia Muhammad are very proud of what their daughter has accomplished. Even before the 26-year-old qualified to the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s hurdles final, they were very vocal about it.
Askia Muhammad told NY1 they cannot describe their feeling. But they are not surprised, revealing the Dalilah showed tremendous potential since childhood. “I have always felt that my daughter had the ability.” Askia said. Dalilah’s sister, Jamillah, said that the track and field sensation was fond of jumping backwards over a broom before.
Fans are also curious about the religion of Dalilah Muhammad. Her parents confirmed that Dalilah is a devoted Muslim. In fact, they credited Dalilah Muhammad’s Muslim faith for her success, pointing out that their daughter has been very disciplined since starting her track and field career at the age of 7.
Dalilah Muhammad Goes For Gold In Rio
Muhammad will look to add another feat on her growing list of achievements and it could be the biggest — at least until this year as she could still collect Olympic medals in the future. She will go for the Olympic gold medal on Thursday night around 9:15 p.m. ET.
Heading into the Olympics, Muhammad has been saying all along that they, including teammate Ashley Spencer, have a good chance of winning a medal. She vowed to give her best effort and see if it is enough to win the gold for her country in Rio.
“My goals are to execute my race, focus on my form and give it 100 percent,” Muhammad told FloSports. “If I do that, the rest should fall into place. I’m excited for it, and looking forward to seeing what I can do.”