Lee Kiefer : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography

Lee Kiefer is an American right-handed foil fencer know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography

Lee Kiefer : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography
Lee Kiefer
  Bio
Name Lee Kiefer
Birthdate ( Age) 15 June 1994
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Gerek Meinhardt
Children Not known
Education Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Parents Steve ( Father ), Teresa ( Mother )
Profession American right-handed foil fencer
Net Worth $2 Million
Last Update July 2021

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 2021 Olympic Gold Medalist.

Lee Kiefer and Husband Gerek Meinhardt

Early Life and Family

Lee Kiefer was born on 15 june 1994 in Lexinton, Kentucky.Kiefer, 27, a four-time NCAA champion and three-time Olympian, is a medical student at the University of Kentucky.Her father, Steve, was a fencing captain at Duke. Her older sister, Alex, was an NCAA champion at Harvard. Her younger brother, Axel, has competed in the junior worlds. Kiefer said she was inspired by her father.

Kiefer’s mother, Teresa, is from the Philippines. The fencer is among a collection of prominent Filipino American athletes that includes baseball pitcher Tim Lincecum, football players Tedy Bruschi and Roman Gabriel, basketball player Nate Robinson, figure skater Tai Babilonia, gymnast Kyla Ross and cyclist Coryn Rivera.

Lee Kiefer Husband

Lee Kiefer Husband name is Gerek Meinhardt.Both get married on 1 September 2019 at Laxington.Her husband is also a right handed foil fencer.

Lee Kiefer Net Worth

Lee Kiefer is an American right-handed foil fencer, four-time NCAA champion, ten-time team Pan American championwho played as a midfielder who has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Kiefer grew up in Lexington, Kentucky; her mother is of Filipino descent, and her father once captained the Duke University fencing team. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 2012. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she fenced for the Fighting Irish and graduated in 2017. She is now a medical student at the University of Kentucky.

Her sister is Harvard foil fencer and NCAA champion Alex Kiefer. Kiefer also has a younger brother, Axel, who has fenced in a number of junior and cadet world cups, and who also attends and fences foil for the University of Notre Dame as of 2015.Lee and fellow US Olympic fencer Gerek Meinhardt dated since January 2012. They were engaged in January 2018, and married in September 2019.

Kiefer earned a bronze medal in Women's foil at the 2011 World Fencing Championships.She placed 5th at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after losing to eventual silver medalist Arianna Errigo in the quarter final, 15–10. In the 2014–15 season she climbed her first World Cup podium with a silver medal in Saint-Maur.She went on to win the Algiers World Cup in early 2015 after defeating world No.1 Arianna Errigo, who had prevailed over her in Saint-Maur.

Following her win at the Long Beach Grand Prix on March 18, 2017, she moved into #1 in FIE world rankings, becoming the first American woman to hold the #1 position.She qualified to represent the United States in fencing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 and reached the final in the individual foil. In the final, she defeated Inna Deriglazova, the defending champion, to win gold.She is the first American, male or female, to win the gold medal in Olympic individual foil.

Lee Kiefer became the first American fencer to advance to a semifinal bout in Tokyo with three consecutive wins in the women’s foil individual event. Her path to a match against Russian Larisa Korobeynikova included wins over Amita Berthier (SGP), Eleanor Harvery (CAN) and Ueno Yuka (JPN). 

Tokyo marks Kiefer’s third Olympic appearance, but she has yet to win a medal. If she does so in the finals, she will be awarded Team USA’s first fencing medal of the Tokyo Games.Kiefer said she was inspired by her father.

"Before I left, my dad wrote me a card, and he said that we have been on this journey. We have done our best and our pot of gold has been filled all along as we moved along and just being here is the icing on top," she said. 

"I just feel so much love and I have so much to give back to everyone. My dad pushed me from the beginning. We used to bump heads all the time because we are both so competitive and demand excellence, but here we are. Thank you, dad."

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