Klete Keller Biography — Wiki
Klete Keller is a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer and an infamous California doctor who protested against lockdowns and demonizes vaccines and was among the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, it has emerged.
Keller towers over the others tussling with riot police beneath the Capitol Rotunda, in the footage was taken by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas.
Klete Keller Age, Weight, Height
Klete Keller is 38 years old. He weighs 97 kg or 214 lbs and he has height of 6 feet and 6 inches.
Klete Keller Reportedly Seen Inside Capitol
Klete Keller, a resident of Las Vegas, was easily identified during the rampage. He is also wearing a Team USA swimming jacket.
Wow. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller is named as one of rioters at the Capitol. So many arrests around the country today including an OH school therapist. pic.twitter.com/txhg7RoTGO
— Deborah Roberts (@DebRobertsABC) January 12, 2021
Simone Gold was also identifiable after she staged a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court in July with America’s Frontline Doctors – a group she founded last year to speak out against the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus.
Gold’s video promoting hydroxychloroquine was taken down, but not before it was seen by millions of people.
At least a dozen people within swimming identified Keller after reviewing video and screenshots of the riot, which showed Keller ambling about amid the crowd but not engaging in violent behavior.
What we know so far about Klete Keller
The Las Vegas-born swimmer now works as a real estate broker. A woman who answered the phone for Colorado and Ohio-based real estate agency where Keller works told Reuters: ‘We are not commenting on anything right now.’ She then hung up.
Klete Keller career
Klete Keller is a five-time Olympic medalist who held off Australian great Ian Thorpe on the anchor leg of the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2004 Athens Games to win gold for the United States.
He swam in 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics.
He won two bronze medals, one silver medal, and two gold medals, both of which he won as part of the 800m freestyle relays in 2004 and 2008. He also set the American record for the 400m freestyle in 2004 and the world record for the 800m relay in 2007. Both records have since been broken.
Keller struggled to adjust to post-Olympic life after 2008, according to the SwimSwam website. He told the Olympic Channel podcast that swimming had set high expectations for his success, which made him ‘entitled’ in the workplace, and a poor worker.
‘I’ll be honest I wasn’t a good employee for the longest time because I expected it all to come to me as easily as swimming did,’ Keller said.
‘Once things started going south, I lost that enthusiasm.’
Klete Keller wife, kids
In 2014, he and his wife got divorced, after which he lived out of his car for about 10 months. In an interview with USA Swimming, Keller explained that he did not have visitation rights to see his children for four years.
‘It’s a slow leadup of shirking responsibility, and just letting the little things slide every day.
He said his outlook on life was getting ‘lower and lower,’ but he was saved by his sister Kalyn Keller, also a professional swimmer who represented the U.S. in the 2004 Olympics. He worked through this time by teaching swim lessons and running swim clinics.
Klete Keller Social Media
According to the New York Times, Klete Keller has deleted his social media accounts, several of which the publication said had included a stream of pro-Trump messaging in recent years.
Trump exhorted thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol last Wednesday, prompting chaos in which crowds breached the building and forced the evacuation of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.