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Keeth Smart is a sabre fencer who won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He is a two-time NCAA champion, and in 2003 he became  in the world.While Smart trained for the Olympics, he also worked as a financial analyst at a telecommunications company. “My employer worked with me, kept me on the team and enabled me to have a balanced schedule that included work, training and competition,”

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Keeth Smart

Keeth Smart is a saber fencer who won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He is a two-time NCAA champion, and in 2003 he became the first American to be ranked the world's top fencer.

While Smart trained for the Olympics, he also worked as a financial analyst at a telecommunications company. “My employer worked with me, kept me on the team and enabled me to have a balanced schedule that included work, training and competition,” Smart said.

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