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Klete Keller Biography
Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as Michael Phelps’ relay partner, was identified as one of Donald Trump’s supporters inside the US Capitol last week, according to multiple reports.
Swimming news website SwimSwam alleged in a report that at least a dozen people within the sport identified the towering man wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket inside the building as Keller after reviewing the video and the screenshots of the riot.
Keller participated in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. During the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay in Athens in 2004, Keller stopped Ian Thorpe charging on the anchor leg to win the race by 0.13 seconds. This was the first time Australia had been defeated at the event in more than seven years. The American relay of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Peter Vanderkaay and Keller were undefeated in the competition from the Athens games onwards. [Citation needed] Vanderkaay, Larsen Jensen, Erik Vendt and Keller make up the core of America’s premier middle distance / distance freestyle swimmers.
Klete was one of many 2,000 Olympic medalists from the Race Club World Team, a summer swim camp in Florida.
From 2004 to 2007, Keller trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with Bob Bowman and former head coach Jon Urbanchek. He left Ann Arbor and returned to USC to finish school and train with coach Dave Salo.
Klete Keller’s age
Klete Keller is 38 years old.
Keller was born on March 21, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada to mother Karen and father Kelly. Her father had played basketball and her mother had swam for Arizona State University. Her two sisters would be swimmers, with her older sister Kelsey swimming for the University of Washington and her younger sister Kalyn swimming for USC and competing in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Reports Identify U.S. Olympic Champion Swimmer Klete Keller at Capitol Riot
American Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as Michael Phelps’ relay partner, was identified as one of Donald Trump’s supporters inside the US Capitol last week, according to multiple reports.
USA Swimming did not respond when asked if they could confirm whether Keller was part of the crowd that entered the legislative complex when lawmakers began certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s Nov.3 election victory over Trump.
Reuters attempts to reach Keller were unsuccessful. A woman who answered the phone of the Colorado and Ohio-based real estate agency where Keller works told Reuters that “we are not commenting on anything at this time” and then hung up.
In one of the videos, which was taken by a reporter for the conservative news outlet Townhall, a man identified as Keller is seen in the crowd that police officers are trying to push towards the exits of the US Capitol.
Keller is a five-time Olympic medalist who beat Australian great Ian Thorpe on the anchor stage of the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2004 Athens Games to win gold for the United States.
Swimming World also claimed that it confirmed with sources that Keller was seen in the United States Capitol, adding that the videos do not show any violence by the 38-year-old. The Guardian has not been able to independently verify that the person in the videos was Keller.
According to the New York Times, Keller deleted his social media accounts, several of which, according to the publication, had included a series of pro-Trump messages in recent years.
Trump called on thousands of supporters to march on Capitol Hill last Wednesday, sparking chaos as crowds stormed the building and forced the evacuation of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.
Five people, including a police officer, died as a result of the riot.