The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing and the most decorated athlete in history, Michael Phelps is already breaking records. Swimming in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay alongside Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressel Sunday night, the 31-year-old helped earn gold for Team USA, but not without mindblowing form. Here, three reasons the swimmer’s first gold in Rio was incredible.
In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American Muslim athlete to compete at the Olympic games while wearing a hijab. In her youth, Ibtihaj searched for a sport that allowed her to dress in accordance with her Muslim faith—and found her calling in fencing. Today, she's a three-time NCAA All-American, the second-ranked woman fencer in the United States, and the twelfth-ranked woman fencer in the world.