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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The #Texans are now willing to listen — and have been for some time — to trade offers for star QB Deshaun Watson, multiple sources tell me and @RapSheet. But the price is high for a player of his caliber, and should be. It’d likely take at least three first-round picks and more.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
After a long silence, will there be teams interested at this price?
‘Twas a magical run that ended just short for the former Wildcat.
Ledecky loses her first individual event at the olympics.
Way to represent!
Will there be anyone who can stop this young man?
Can’t wait to see Rosenthal rock Kentucky blue.
Have your thoughts changed or remained the same?
After a sluggish start, the USA holds a narrow lead.
These four guys went fast.