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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