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Klete Keller: Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer responsible for invasion of the US Capitol | Swimming News


Klete Keller has been charged with three offenses related to the invasion of the Capitol buildings by a pro-Trump mob; Keller won gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Games

Last updated: 01/13/21 23:25 pm

Klete Keller pictured at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

U.S. Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller was indicted for the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob last week.

Supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol in a joint session of Congress on Jan.6 as lawmakers gathered to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

Video footage subsequently emerged and appeared to show Keller – who won two gold medals as Michael Phelps’ relay teammate at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics – among those who stormed the building during the week last.

The 38-year-old has been charged with obstructing law enforcement; knowingly enter or remain in any building or restricted land without legal authorization; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.

The charges were filed Wednesday in a Washington court.

Keller fought off Australian great Ian Thorpe in the anchoring stage of the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2004 Athens Games to win gold for the United States.

He also won silver as a member of the 4×200 freestyle relay team, as well as two individual bronze medals in the 400m freestyle.





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