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Lexington native Kiefer completes ‘Lee-Peat’ with third straight Pan Am Games gold medal in fencing

Lexington native Lee Kiefer has dominated the Pan American circuit in a way no one else has. At just 25 years old, Kiefer’s career has been nearly unblemished in the region and she made history again on Monday, becoming the first fencer from any nation and in any weapon to win three straight individual Pan American Games titles, winning gold in Lima, Peru, after titles in Toronto in 2015 and...

Kentuckians Gay, Kiefer will be part of the Olympic spectacle, excitement in Rio de Janeiro

By Claire A. Johnson KyForward intern Two Kentuckians will represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which begins Friday. Tyson Gay, who will turn 34 during the games, will compete in the 4×100-meter in track and field. His website calls this “one last lap.” Gay was born in Lexington and graduated from Lafayette High School in 2001. Gay then chased his sport...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party
in USA’s record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party in USA's record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Lexington's Lee Kiefer, U. S. fencing team fall to South Korea, finish sixth in team foil

Lee Kiefer. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Paul Laurence Dunbar High School alum Lee Kiefer and her Olympic teammates attempt at a medal in the women’s team foil quarterfinals ended while most of her Lexington friends were still sleeping Thursday.   In a match that started at 5:30 a.m. EST, Kiefer and her U. S. teammates fell 45-31 to South Korea in the quarterfinal round of the...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals
to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...

Lexington’s Lee Kiefer set for first Olympics
at age 18 as country’s top female foil fencer

By Alex Forkner KyForward Reporter   Lee Kiefer’s Olympic dreams started when she was just a youngster sitting behind a school desk.   “You know how little kids, on their goal sheets that teachers make them fill out, say ‘Oh, I want to be in the Olympics one day’? I always wrote that on mine just as a long-term goal, and now it’s a short-term goal,” 18-year-old Kiefer...

Lexington's Lee Kiefer set for first Olympics at age 18 as country's top female foil fencer

By Alex Forkner KyForward Reporter   Lee Kiefer’s Olympic dreams started when she was just a youngster sitting behind a school desk.   “You know how little kids, on their goal sheets that teachers make them fill out, say ‘Oh, I want to be in the Olympics one day’? I always wrote that on mine just as a long-term goal, and now it’s a short-term goal,” 18-year-old Kiefer...