Lee Kiefer's historic gold medal is a testament to the value of a strong and supportive family.
An alumna of Indiana’s University of Notre Dame has become the first U.S. competitor ever to medal in individual foil fencing. Lee Kiefer, 27, took home the gold medal after overcoming the reigning champ Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13.
This was Kiefer’s third appearance in the summer games and first time winning a medal. That it was the first-place award only cements her place in American fencing history. Previously, Kiefer held the distinctions of being a 4-time NCAA champion and a 10-time Pan American champion.
The University of Notre Dame was quick to congratulate its Olympian alum. In a tweet sent by The Fighting Irish account, a Twitter feed that supports university athletes, they wrote: