Keeth Smart

  Male      American      Athlete

  Born : Jul 29, 1978  

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Keeth Thomas Smart (born July 29, 1978) is a US sabre fencer who became the first American to gain the sport's #1 ranking for males. He received a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Smart was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City. His parents were Thomas R. Smart Jr. (a production manager and later an economist) and Liz Smart (a teacher). At the urging of his parents, he and his younger sister Erinn began to learn fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation, whose founder, Olympic sabre bronze-medalist Peter Westbrook, was his mentor.

Smart graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1996. He graduated from St. John's University in New York, majoring in finance. He received his MBA from Columbia University in 2010 and now works at a major bank...

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