Dalilah Muhammed is a popular track and field athlete from the US. She runs in the 400 meters hurdles category and has participated in several international tournaments. In 2016 Rio Olympics, she became the champion and managed to win the silver medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is the second fastest woman with a personal record of 51.58 seconds.
She had participated in the 2013 and 2017 World Championships and managed to get silver medals in both of them. In 2019, she managed to win the gold for the relay team. She is a popular athlete who has worked hard to attain success in this field. She has also spoken openly about the struggles of a Black Muslim athlete and mentioned that she deserved better in the sports field.
Dalilah Muhammed was born on the 7th of February 1990 in Jamaica region of US. Dalilah Muhammed’s current age is 32 years.
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Dalilah Muhammad belongs to a Muslim family based in US. She was good at sports since a young age and her talent was noticed at a young age of 4. The NY Noves Track Club saw her long jumps and had asked her to join their team. However, her mother was a little hesitant and Dalilah joined the team when she was 7 and got professional training.
She completed her primary education from Benjamin N Cardozo High School in Bayside Queens area and won many medals during her school days. She became very proficient in hurdles race and set many records. She said in an interview that the ideal set position at the start gives the perfect angle so that she can clear hurdles effectively. She also mentioned that the first few strides are crucial to get the rhythm right for the entire race.
Dalilah Later joined the University of Southern California after getting a scholarship under sports category. She performed well in many races and got good fame. After that, she started her professional career and won 2 Olympic Gold medals and one silver medal. apart from that, She has two gold and two silver medals at World Championships.
|Full Name||Dalilah Muhammed|
|Date of Birth||7 February 1990|
|Age||31 years old|
|Birthplace||Jamaica, New York, United States|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Aquarius|
Dalilah Muhammed hails from Muslim family based in Jamaica , US. Her father’s name is Askia Muhammed who works as an Administrative Chaplain for Islamic Affairs Office in the US. Her mother Nadirah Muhammed is a homemaker. She has a sibling named Jamillah Muhammed.
Boyfriend, Husband and Relationships
Dalilah Muhammed has not revealed much about her personal life. However, sources indicate that she is married to a person who is very much elder to her and has been staying with her husband and her family. She does not have any kids as of now.
Dalilah Muhammed hails from Jamaica. She stands tall at 5.9 feet and weighs around 55 kgs. She has a lean muscular outlook due to regular exercise and rigorous activities at the track events. She practices for many hours everyday along with her team and also trains other athletes. She has natural black hair which she has straightened and colours it occasionally.
Dalilah Muhammed got good recognition for her skills from a young age and started getting coaching since the age of 7. During her high school days, she won many track an field events and participated in high jump, sprints and hurdles race. She was the New York State Champion and Nike Outdoor Nationals Champion in 2008 in the 400 m hurdles category.
She was also part of International tournaments like World Youth Championships in Athletics and got the gold medal in 2007. In the same year, she also won the Gatorade Female Athlete of the year award for New York state. She later got a sports scholarship and joined the University of Southern California in 2008.
During her college days, she participated with USC Trojans track team and won silver medal at Pacific 10 Conference meet. In the 100 meter hurdles, she also set a personal best record of 13.79 seconds in that event. During the NCAA Outdoor Championship, she set the record of 56.49 seconds in the 400 meters hurdles category.
In the year 2009, Dalilah Muhammed became the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. In the next two years, she finished in the second place in that tournament. When her college career came to an end, she was the third fastest ever 400 m hurdles athlete. She later turned professional after her college education.
The professional career of Dalilah started well with her debut in IAAF Diamond League and she also set a good impression at Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. She improved her best to less than 55 seconds by this time. In the Memorial Primo Nebiolo tournament in Italy, she won the gold medal and got the bronze medal at Bislett Games in Norway.
The year 2013 was very good for her as she set the personal record of less than 54 seconds at USA Outdoor track and field Championships. This was her first national medal in the 400 meter hurdles category. She associated with Nike in 2013. The Year 2016 saw her win the Gold Medal at Summer Olympics. She later improved her personal best to less than 53 seconds.
AT USA Outdoor Track and Field championships in 2019, she broke the world record in 400 m hurdles with 52.20 seconds timing. She also won the gold at World Championships in that year and set a new world record of 52.16 seconds. She won the Jackie Joyner Kersee Award in that year.
The net worth of Dalilah Muhammed is around $ 2 million. She has earned top medals at the International level and also works as a mentor for young athletes. She is also a brand ambassador for many companies that deal with sports goods. She owns many cars and a villa in New York.
Facts and Information
Dalilah Muhammad is a popular athlete and has endorsed many brands and products in the US. She was the brand ambassador for Omega Wrist Watches. Apart from that, she also worked to promote several products of Nike Sportswear.
Recently in 2021, she suffered a lot of setbacks as she was infected with Covid and had to take rest for many weeks. Apart from that, she also suffered a hamstring injury that put her out of action for a few months.
Dalilah is not too active on social media and does not post her personal details on social media platforms. However, she has an Instagram account which has about 122K followers and she has about 300 posts on that page.
Dalilah Muhammed has spoken on behalf of Muslim Rights in the US. She was part of the Nike Campaign titled “Equality” in 2017 which was done to protest the injustice done to Muslims in the US immigration policy.