Capital Rise: Double Olympic champion swimmer Klet Keller has been charged

Insurrection du Capitole : Le nageur double champion olympique Klete Keller inculpé

In several videos, Klet Keller can be seen in the middle of an illegally attended meeting in Rotunda, the seat of the US Congress. A report with the charges, released Wednesday, states that police have identified what appeared to be a five-time Olympic medalist wearing an official U.S. Olympic team jacket, with a large “USA” emblem.

Glitz Keller has been charged in Capitol Hill with trespassing, violent conduct or disturbing public order and prohibiting law enforcement. Many federal crimes. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

At the age of 38, Keller competed in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics, winning two gold medals, one silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay, and two bronze medals in the individual 400m. Free swimming.

The relay race he won in Athens in 2004 was one of the most famous in swimming history, with Michael Phelps leading the powerful champion Ian Thorpe against the Australians in an American team. As the last Torchbearer, he was able to withstand Thorpe’s return to victory, ending years of Australian dominance in the division.

His post-Olympic life was complicated by divorce, loss of many jobs, being homeless for a while and sleeping in his car, he described on the official Olympic channel’s 2018 podcast. Of the Olympics. He most recently worked as a real estate agent in Colorado Springs.

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