Name: Lee Kiefer
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Foil Fencing
Event(s): Individual, Team
Height: 5-4
Weight: 107
DOB: 6/15/1994
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School (Lexington, Ky.) '12
College: University of Notre Dame ‘17, Science Pre-professional Studies; University of Kentucky, College of Medicine (Third year)
Team/Club: Bluegrass Fencer's Club
Coach(es): Amgad Khazbak
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020), one-time Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (individual), 4th (team)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 10th (individual)
  • Olympic Games London 2012, 5th (individual), 6th (team)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – bronze (team), 5th (individual)
  • Years of participation: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 4 (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2018 (team)
  • Silver – 2017 (team)
  • Bronze – 2019 (team); 2011 (individual)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (individual); silver (team)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold (individual, team)
Personal: Daughter of Teresa and Steve Kiefer, who captained the Duke University fencing team...Has one younger brother, Axel, and one older sister, Alex, who have both competed in foil fencing...Married to fellow Team USA fencer, Gerek Meinhardt...Began fencing at age 5...Was the youngest member of the 2009 U.S. Senior World Foil Team...Was the only athlete in the world to have earned individual podium finishes at the senior, junior and cadet world championships (2011)...Became the first American women to earn #1 foil ranking (2017)...Completed two and a half years of medical school at the University of Kentucky during the leadup to the Tokyo Games