Benjamin Kleibrink

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Benjamin Kleibrink
Benjamin Kleibrink CIP 2016 teams t095308.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1985-08-30) 30 August 1985 (age 32)
Weapon(s) Foil
Hand left-handed
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
National coach(es) Ulrich Schreck
FIE ranking current ranking

Benjamin Philip Kleibrink (born 30 July 1985, Düsseldorf) is a German Foil fencer.

Kleibrink's greatest achievement is a gold medal win in men's individual Foil in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To win gold, Kleibrink beat Kenta Chida 15-10, Lei Sheng 15-7, Zhu Jun 15-4, and then Yuki Ota 15-9 in the final. Kleibrink came 2nd in the 2007 European Fencing Championships losing 15-13 to Andrea Baldini. He also won the bronze medal in the 2007 World Fencing Championships losing his semi-final 15-4 to fellow German Peter Joppich.

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