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Monday Headlines: UK Gold Medalists Edition

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The Tokyo Olympics began just three days ago and the Kentucky Wildcats have already had two athletes win medaled in their respective events. Lee Kiefer and Will Shaner will bring home their gold medals of which they won via fencing (Kiefer) and air rifle (Shaner).

Kiefer, a Lexington native, won her gold medal in the individual foil by a score of 15-13. As a three-time olympian, it’s her first gold medal.

Shaner, “cemented his place as the best male air rifle shooter in the world on Sunday.” Not only did Shaner’s final score set the olympic record, but he’s also the first American to ever win gold in the event.

While both Kiefer and Shaner have more events to come, there are several other past and even future Wildcats who will also have a shot to medal in their respective events.

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Quickies

BBNBA Season in Review: Devin Booker - Kentucky Sports Radio

‘Twas a magical run that ended just short for the former Wildcat.

Ariarne Titmus beats Katie Ledecky for gold in 400-meter freestyle - ESPN

Ledecky loses her first individual event at the olympics.

Kentucky’s Kiefer, Shaner win gold at Olympics - Kentucky Sports Radio

Way to represent!

Luka Doncic scores 48 points in Olympic debut - ESPN

Will there be anyone who can stop this young man?

Fresh start could be perfect for Dare Rosenthal and UK - Vaught’s Views

Can’t wait to see Rosenthal rock Kentucky blue.

Big 12 executive committee meets with Texas, Oklahoma presidents - ESPN

Have your thoughts changed or remained the same?

What country is leading the Tokyo Olympics medal count? - USA Today

After a sluggish start, the USA holds a narrow lead.

Caeleb Dressel leads USA to gold in men’s 4x100 relay - Yahoo! Sports

These four guys went fast.