Lee Kiefer made history for the U.S. at the Olympics on Sunday. Kiefer became the first American fencer to win a gold medal in individual foil. She won the third overall gold medal for the Americans in Tokyo and defeated defending champion Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), 15-13.
Lee Kiefer takes gold during the medal ceremony for Women's Foil Individual Fencing on July 25, 2021 in in Chiba, Japan. As Savannah Guthrie introduced Lee Kiefer and Anastasija Zolotic on NBC’s “Today Show” on Monday morning, she said, “History makers, trail blazers, pick your adjective.”. Both women are Olympic...
CHIBA, Japan — His hair slicked with sweat, his white fencing jacket unfastened to the navel, the happiest loser of the Tokyo Olympics spoke Monday afternoon in a mellow rasp. Gerek Meinhardt had spent the night before screaming from the stands at Makuhari Messe Hall B, the byproduct of a rare marital feat. On the eve of competing at the Olympics, he watched his wife win a gold medal.
For Lee Kiefer, who became the first U.S. man or woman to win a medal in individual foil Sunday by taking gold at the Tokyo Olympics, fencing and medicine run deep. The daughter of two doctors, Kiefer, 27, is a medical student herself, studying at the University of Kentucky. She is married to Gerek Meinhardt, a 30-year-old fellow UK medical student who is her partner in life, medicine and fencing. In Tokyo, he is competing in his fourth Olympics, winning a team bronze in foil in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Fencer Lee Kiefer became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in individual foil Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics.
Team USA’s Lee Kiefer and Anastasija Zolotic are making headlines, not just for being some of the first Americans to take home gold in Tokyo, but also for winning the first-ever gold medals for the U.S. in their events. Kiefer won gold in women’s individual foil fencing and Zolotic in women’s taekwondo. “I still don’t feel like it’s real,” Kiefer says.July 26, 2021.
Lexington’s Lee Kiefer earned the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil finals. She’s the first American woman to win a gold medal in individual foil. Kiefer, who attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High...
Lexingtonian Lee Kiefer wasn’t about to let her Olympic dreams be foiled by a pandemic. The 27-year-old fencer made history on Sunday, becoming the first American woman to win gold in individual foil. She’s one of several Olympians from Kentucky currently competing in Tokyo. In an interview on the Today...
There is a gold medal coming back to the Bluegrass where Lee Kiefer's roots helped lead her to history at the Tokyo Olympics.
Two Kentucky Wildcats have already won gold in Tokyo. Lee Kiefer, a Lexington native and student at UK’s College of Medicine, became the first American to win gold in the individual foil in fencing this morning, while Will Shaner took home gold in the men’s 10-meter air rifle. Kiefer, a...
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Fencer Lee Kiefer won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics Sunday, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal for Team USA in an individual foil event. The Notre Dame ’17 alumna won 15-13 against Inna Deriglazova of Russia in the women’s individual foil final, thus earning her first Olympic medal.
Lee Kiefer became the first American woman to win a gold medal in individual foil Sunday in Tokyo.