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Keeth Smart


Brooklyn, New York 




Brooklyn, New York

Event: Saber
Height:  6' 0"
Weight:  165 lbs.
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Club: Peter Westbrook Foundation
Coach: Yury Gelman
Education: Bachelor's degree in finance from St. John's University
Hobbies: Tennis, bicycling through New York City, listening to music and reading periodicals
Favorite Music: Hip-hop, old school rap, classical music, classic rock, jazz, Frank Sinatra and Motown artists
Favorite Movies: Top Gun, Platoon and Old School
Favorite Television Shows: The Sopranos, Entourage and Seinfeld.
Role Models: Morther Audrey Smart and father Thomas Smart (deceased)
Family: Husband to wife Shyra

Personal: Smart, who finished his career as the #5-ranked saber fencer in the world in 2008, followed his sixth-place individual finish at the Beijing Olympic Games with a silver medal win in the team competition - the first Olympic medal for a U.S. Men's Saber Team since 1948. Smart's younger sister, Erinn Smart, also won a medal in Beijing where she earned the silver as a member of the U.S. Women's Foil Team. Keeth credits his family for their support and says his mom taught him the importance of faith, hard-work and athletic competitiveness while his father taught him the importance of respect, education and taking advantage of the opportunities you get. Keeth and Erinn began fencing with the Westbrook Foundation, a non-profit founded by six-time Olympian Peter Westbrook to mentor inner-city kids through the sport of fencing. Keeth's first coach and mentor, Westbrook was the last U.S. male fencer to win an Olympic medal - bronze, in Los Angeles in 1984. 

Competition Record:
2008 - Olympic Games Silver medal in Team Sabre
2008 - Member of the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing, China
2004 - Olympic Games, Athens, Greece - 30th Individual
2004 - National Champion
2003 - Became the first U.S. Fencer ever to rank No. 1 in the world with his silver medal in World Cup competition in Athens, Greece