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US Olympic champion convicted of storming the Capitol

US Olympic champion convicted of storming the Capitol

Olympic swimming champion Keller received suspended sentence for storming the Capitol

Olympic swimming champion, American Clete Keller, was convicted of participating in the riots at the US Capitol. ABC News reports.

According to the source, the athlete was sentenced to three years of probation for storming the building. He was also sentenced to six months of house arrest and 360 hours of community service.

It was reported on January 13, 2021 that Keller was spotted among those who stormed the Capitol. The athlete was identified by journalists. It was noted that Keller did not show any aggression.

The storming of the US Capitol building occurred on January 6 during a rally of supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump who did not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the victory of Democrat Joe Biden. The rallies led to clashes with the police.

Keller was a two-time Olympic champion as a member of the four x 200 meter freestyle relay. In the same discipline, the athlete won the world championship twice.

Source: Lenta

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