She can afford to go for the gold!

US Olympic fencer Monica Aksamit — who earned a bronze medal in 2016 — has earned more than $16,000 to help her get to the 2020 games in Tokyo, after opening up to The Post about the financial hardships of being a competitive athlete in a niche sport.

Last month, the Morganville, NJ, resident started a GoFundMe page to support her training and traveling as she works to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

And in less than two days, the 29-year-old saw her haul soar from $11,600 to $27,948.

“I still haven’t been able to process it,” Aksamit told The Post. “It’s so hard to put into words. Absolutely, there is gratitude. It was overwhelming. Someone actually donated $5,000.”

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Aksamit said she was embarrassed to ask for help but felt she had no choice after her checking account dipped to a mere $150 in September. She told The Post about cobbling together a living with a series of odd jobs and how her competitive training schedule has made it impossible to hold down more steady employment.

“Now I don’t have to worry as much about traveling and training,” she said. “It takes so much stress off.”

She’s also heard from many people cheering her on.

“The comments are so amazing. I have received so many messages saying ‘You inspire me’ or ‘I want you to be able to have the opportunity to go after your dream,’ ” Aksamit said. “Those messages are my favorite part about my GoFundMe. Knowing there are people in this world I have never met and will never see, and they are giving me their money to have an opportunity.”