#Lee Kiefer

Lee Kiefer’s Gold Highlights U.S. Fencing Individual Performances

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...
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Washington Post

This top-seeded American fencer lost early, the day after his Olympic dream came true

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.
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Washington Post

An American medical student from a fencing family wins a historic 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.

Lee Kiefer and Anastasija Zolotic win first-ever golds for US in their events

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 Herald-Leader

Lexington’s Lee Kiefer makes history with Olympic gold medal in fencing

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...

Kentucky’s Lee Kiefer, Will Shaner win gold at 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...