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Dalilah Muhammad biography: 13 things about Olympic athlete born in Jamaica, Queens, New York

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Dalilah Muhammad is a track and field athlete born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, United States to Askia Muhammad and Nadirah Muhammad. The family is Muslim.

Dalilah grew up in Rochdale Village, Queens. She has a sister named Jamillah Muhammad.

After graduating from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, Dalilah went to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA where she studied business. Here are 13 more things about her:

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  1. She is 5’8″ tall and her registered weight is 121 lbs.
  2. In 1994, her high jumps on the playground caught the attention of the head of the New York Novas Track Club. She joined the club in 1997.
  3. In 2007, she finished first in 400-meter hurdles at the World Youth Championships in Athletics in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  4. In 2008, she enrolled at the University of Southern California on a sports scholarship.
  5. In 2009, she finished second in 400-meter hurdles at the Pan American Junior Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, first in 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA and third in 400-meter hurdles at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
  6. In 2010, she finished ninth in 400-meter hurdles and 17th in 4 x 400-meter relay at the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene. In 2011, she finished sixth in 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division I Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
  7. In 2012, she finished fifth in 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division I Championships in Des Moines and 20th in 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene.
  8. In 2013, she finished second in 400-meter hurdles at the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia and first in 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Championships in Des Moines.
  9. In 2015, she finished 11th in 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Championships in Eugene.
  10. She finished first in 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene in July 2016 and won gold in 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016.
  11. In 2017, she finished second in 400-meter hurdles both at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California and the IAAF World Championships in London, England, United Kingdom.
  12. In 2019, she finished first in 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Championships in Des Miones and first in 400-meter hurdles and in 4 x 400-meter relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.
  13. She finished second in 400-meter hurdles at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for Track and Field, which took place in Eugene from June 18-27, 2021. She was 32 years old when she represented the U.S. at the 2020 Summer Olympics, which took place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021. On August 4, 2021, she won silver in women’s 400-meter hurdles.

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