Lee Kiefer is an American right-handed foil fencer, four-time NCAA champion, ten-time team Pan American champion, nine-time individual Pan American champion, 2018 team world champion, three-time Olympian, and 2020 Olympic gold medalist.
Lee kiefer: Dad| Fie| Family| Husband| Medical School
Kiefer grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. Her mother Teresa, a psychiatrist, was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the US as a child, and her father Steve, a neurosurgeon, once captained the Duke University fencing team. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 2012.
Lee Kiefer is highly inspired by her parents.
Her father, Steven Kiefer was once the captain of the Duke University Fencing team.
Similarly, Lee’s mother is Teresa Kiefer who is of Filipino descent.
Lee Kiefer won the third fencing gold in United States history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final.
Mariel Zagunis is the only other U.S fencer to earn gold, winning the saber events at the 2004 and 2008 Games.
|Born||June 15, 1994 (age 27)|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||45 kg (99 lb)|
|Club||Bluegrass Fencers Club|
|Head coach||Amgad Khazbak|
|FIE ranking||current ranking|
A graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kiefer is trying to qualify for her third consecutive Summer Olympics appearance as a member of Team USA Fencing for 2020. She posted a Top-5 finish at the 2012 Summer Games in London, England and followed that up with a Top-10 finish at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kiefer, who comes from a family of medical doctors, starred as a collegiate fencer at the University of Notre Dame before entering medical school at UK in the fall of 2017.