First hijab-wearing Barbie launched inspired by Olympic fencer

The first hijab-wearing Barbie doll has been released to honour an American fencer who became the first US woman to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympics.

The face of the doll has been modelled on Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a bronze medal in Rio last year.

She says the doll is a “childhood dream come true”.

The company which makes the dolls has in the past been

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