Lee Kiefer, who in Tokyo became the second U.S. woman to win an Olympic fencing gold medal, claimed foil bronze at the world championships in Cairo on Tuesday.

Kiefer, 28 and ranked No. 1 in the world, won her first four bouts before falling to Italian veteran Arianna Errigo 15-14 in the semifinals. Kiefer rallied from an 11-4 deficit to take a 14-13 lead against Errigo, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and nine-time individual world championships medalist. Read More