As one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, Duke has produced countless Olympians through its history. Let’s take a look at the school’s top female Olympians of all time.
For the first time in modern Olympic history, Team USA won gold in foil fencing thanks to Lexington resident Lee Kiefer and her coach Amgad Khazbak.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee won the women’s team saber fencing Saturday by beating France 45-41 in the final for its third fencing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. The Russian athletes trailed 20-14 after four of the nine bouts in the final before Olga Nikitina turned it around by winning the […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Barely able to walk, Russian fencer Marta Martyanova showed she could still fight. Martyanova rolled her ankle early in the team foil final at the Olympics on Thursday but stayed in the contest and contributed 14 points to win gold alongside Inna Deriglazova and Larisa Korobeynikova. The Russians beat France 45-34. […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — An especially grueling training schedule paid off as South Korea beat Italy 45-26 to win the men’s team saber fencing final on Wednesday. It’s the South Koreans’ first gold of the Tokyo Olympics in a sport other than archery. No. 1-ranked sabre fencer Oh Sanguk carved out a big lead for […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Estonia earned a rare Olympic gold medal after a tense finish in the women’s team épée fencing final against South Korea on Tuesday. The score was tied 26-26 heading into the final bout between 13th-ranked Katrina Lehis and second-ranked Choi In-jeong. Lehis, the bronze medalist in the individual event, took a […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Mariel Zagunis, the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in fencing, was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the saber event on Monday at the Tokyo Games. The 2004 and 2008 champion is competing at her fifth Olympics. She’s already looking ahead to another medal shot in the team […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Sofia Pozdniakova continued a family tradition of winning Olympic gold Monday, following in her father’s footsteps with a victory in sabre fencing, while Cheung Ka Long won the second gold in Hong Kong’s history. The Russian Olympic Committee is the name for Russia at the Tokyo Olympics and the committee itself […]
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — For Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the sting of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love. Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women’s saber when her long-time coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the loss into a surprise marriage proposal. While Perez Maurice […]
TOKYO (AP) — Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country’s history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final. Mariel Zagunis is the only other U.S fencer to earn gold, winning the saber […]