2021-01-14

Former U.S. Olympic swimming champion Keller sued for involvement in congressional riots

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Xinhua News Agency, Washington, January 14 (Reporter Wang Jimin) According to a local US media report on the 14th, former US Olympic swimming champion Keller was sued for involvement in the Congressional riots on the 6th.

On the 6th of this month, during a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives to certify the results of the general election, some violent demonstrators stormed the Capitol, causing the meeting to be interrupted for several hours. The incident resulted in many deaths. According to media reports, related videos showed that Keller appeared to be involved in this violent incident. Many people in the American swimming industry also confirmed that it was Keller himself who appeared in the video, and he was also wearing a dress with the words of the US Olympic delegation. coat.

The American Swimming Association issued a statement stating that the American Swimming Association respects peaceful protests, but will never accept protests that resort to violence. At the same time, the American Swimming Association stated that Keller had retired many years ago, so it is not A member of the American Swimming Association.

The 38-year-old Keller participated in the three summer Olympics in 2000, 2004, and 2008, in the men’s 4x200mfreestyle Won two Olympic champions in relay events, and also won a bronze medal in 400m freestyle. (End)