Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller charged over US Capitol invasion

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  • Two-time gold medallist charged on three counts over unrest
  • 38-year-old was teammate of Michael Phelps on US relay teams

Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller has been charged over the invasion of the US Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob last week.

The 38-year-old won two relay gold medals as a teammate of Michael Phelps at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Charges of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in the Capitol building and impeding law enforcement were filed against Keller in a Washington DC court on Wednesday.

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Written by Tom Lutz
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