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Keeth Smart conducts fencing demonstration at Wolmer's Boys'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014    

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Noted fencer Keeth Smart conducted a demonstration at Wolmer's Boys' School in ongoing efforts by the Jamaica Fencing Federation (JFF) to establish the sport locally, particularly at the secondary and tertiary levels.

Keeth Thomas Smart is a United States sabre fencer who became the first American to gain the sport's number one ranking for males and received a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

During college, he was the NCAA sabre champion in 1997 and 1999, and took second place in 2001.

He was a member of the 1999 Pan American Games bronze medal team and has competed in three Olympic Games. In the individual Olympic men's sabre competition, he placed 30th in the 2000 Olympic Games, 15th in 2004, fourth in the team event, sixth in 2008, and he won the silver medal in the team event.

In 2002 and 2004, Smart won the US national sabre championship, and in 2003, he became the first American to be named the top-ranked fencer internationally.

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