Fil-Am fencer Lee Kiefer bags gold medal in Turin Grand Prix in Italy
Lee Kiefer delievers a solid performance in the Italian tournament.

FIL-American fencer Lee Kiefer bagged gold in the women’s foil event of the Turin Grand Prix in Italy, beating Nicole Ross of the US, 15-8.

The 22-year old fencer from Kentucky is the daughter of Dabawenya doctor Teresa Kiefer.

Kiefer, who competes under the American flag, stretched her career record to 4-1 against her 2012 Olympic teammate.

It was the first USA gold-silver finish at a women’s foil grand prix.

Ranked no. 3 in the world, Kiefer faced her first major test in the semi-final against home bet Arianna Errigo, a two-time world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist, scoring a 15-11 win.

Errigo beat Kiefer in the 2012 London Olympics quarterfinals.

Kiefer recently won gold in the Penn State Championships for her team Notre Dame University. Her brother Axel also won gold in the event.

 

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