Cathal Dennehy

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Name: Cathal Dennehy
Date registered: February 13, 2017
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/olympic-games

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  1. Life as a Muslim-American Olympic champion: ‘Travel has become a worry’ — February 13, 2017

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Feb 13

Life as a Muslim-American Olympic champion: ‘Travel has become a worry’

Dalilah Muhammad brought home gold for the US in the 400m hurdles in Rio. But she describes the current political situation under Donald Trump as ‘insane’

When she slowed to a stop in the Olympic stadium on that warm night in Rio, Dalilah Muhammad knew life would never quite be the same.

The New Yorker had just won Olympic gold in the 400m hurdles, catapulting herself into a limelight she never anticipated, offering her a platform she never expected. In the six months since, she has kept her counsel on the issues dividing her country, but now she feels it’s time to make her voice heard.

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