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Sport Storming of the US Capitol: Swimming colleagues recognize Olympic champions on video

14:05  13 january  2021
14:05  13 january  2021 Source:   express.de

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US Olympian Klete Keller -- Michael Phelps former teammate -- was spotted inside the Capitol during last week's raid. 38-year-old Keller represented America as part of the U . S . Swim Team at the Olympic Games in '00, '04, '08. Keller was the anchor on the 4x200 meter freestyle relay team in

In the Capitol video , a man in a US national team jacket was spotted, in which some media outlets, in particular Swimming World, recognized Keller. At the same time, it is noted that Keller did not show any aggression in the video . Klete Keller was part of the U . S . Olympic team in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

An Olympic swimming champion apparently also took part in the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of the elected President Donald Trump .

Klete Keller (oben) und Michael Phelps (2. v. l.) am 30. März 2007 bei der Schwimm-WM in Melbourne. © picture-alliance / dpa Klete Keller (above) and Michael Phelps (2nd from left) on March 30, 2007 at the Swimming World Cup in Melbourne. Olympic champion Klete Keller in the storm of the US Capitol?

As US media reported on Tuesday, Klete Keller (38) was identified in video recordings of the riots at the headquarters of the US Congress.

According to " New York Times " and " SwimSwam ", Keller can be seen in the recordings walking around the Capitol in an Olympic team jacket. Accordingly, Keller was identified by a number of people from the swimming sport.

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Video footage appears to show Klete Keller, a two-time U . S . Olympic gold medalist, maskless and donning a Team USA jacket during the U . S . Capitol Keller was part of the U . S . swim team at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics , anchoring the 4x200 freestyle. In 2004 in Athens, he notably held off

USA Swimming did not respond when asked whether they could confirm if Keller was part of the crowd that entered the legislative complex as lawmakers Swimming World also said it confirmed with sources that Keller was seen at the U . S . Capitol and added that the videos do not show any violence

Klete Keller probably not involved in any acts of violence.

However, none of the recordings show that Keller was involved in acts of violence, wrote the "New York Times". However, his mere participation in the angry crowd infiltrating Parliament could result in persecution by the US judiciary.

The US Attorney's Office expects hundreds of criminal cases for storming the Capitol. More than 170 suspects have already been identified and 70 of them formally accused, said prosecutor Michael Sherwin in Washington. In 2004 and 2008,

Keller won the gold medal in the $ 4 meter freestyle relay together with record Olympic champion Michael Phelps. He also won bronze over 400 meters in 2000 and 2004. (afp)

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