Fil-Am wins gold in Olympics for USA in fencing

FIlipino-American fencer Lee Kiefer has won the gold medal at the women’s individual foil event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday night.

The 27-year-old Kiefer, who represents the United States, defeated former Olympic and world champion Inna Deriglazova from Russia 15-13 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba to capture her first Olympic gold medal.

Russia’s Larisa Korobeynikova had captured the bronze medal after defeating Italy’s Alice Volpi 15-14.

It is the United States’ first gold medal for this event.

Kiefer, who previously competed in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, had won gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Her mother, Teresa, had immigrated from the Philippines to the US as a child.


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