London calling for Lee Kiefer
Olympic-bound fencer developed taste for the sport in her family's dining room
When the three Kiefer kids were little, their dining room in Lexington, Ky., was converted into a mini fencing club.
Their father, Steve, who had been the fencing captain at Duke University in the mid-1980s, taught his daughters, Alex and Lee, and son, Axel, the sport's fundamentals.
"In the beginning, I hated fencing," said Lee Kiefer, who was just 5 at the time. "It was so hard, and the equipment was so heavy. I couldn't carry my fencing bag for the first year I fenced." ...
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