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Michael Phelps’ Olympic team-mate charged over Capitol Hill invasion

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US Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller has been charged by the Justice Department with participating in the January 6 attack on Congress by supporters of President Donald Trump.

KELLER WAS FILMED AMONG THE PROTESTERS

Keller was filmed as part of the crowd that illegally entered the huge Rotunda hall of the Capitol after violent protesters broke through police lines and forced their way in.

A statement accompanying formal charges unveiled on Wednesday said police identified the three-time Olympian first by what appears to be an official team jacket bearing the large logo “USA” on the back and an arm patch that read “United States Olympic team.”

He was charged with illegally entering the Capitol, violent or disorderly conduct, and obstructing law enforcement.

The 6-foot-6 (1.98m) Keller, 38, competed in the Olympics in 2000, 2004 and 2008, taking two golds and a silver in the 4x200m freestyle relays, and two bronzes in the individual 400m freestyle.

ON THE SAME RELAY TEAM AS MICHAEL PHELPS

His 2004 relay gold in Athens was one of the most celebrated races in swimming, with a US star team that included Michael Phelps, against an Australian foursome led by Ian Thorpe. 

In the anchor position he was able to hold off a surging Thorpe for the win, ending years of Australian dominance in the event.

His life after the Olympics was rocky, with a divorce, multiple lost jobs, and plunge into homelessness and living out of his car for a time, he told The Olympic Channel in a 2018 podcast.  

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