Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Klete Keller Identified At Capitol Riots
Olympic gold medalist Klete Kellerr has been identified in a video as having taken part in the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
The swimmer, who won two gold medals in the U.S. relay team, was identified by his former teammates and coaches through images seen of him outside of the U.S. Capitol on social media.
While the 38-year-old was not seen committing any violent crimes, a video surfaced of him in a crowd of rioters being pushed out of the Capitol rotunda by law enforcement. The video, which was posted to Twitter by a conservative journalist from the new source Townhall, pictured Keller in his U.S. Olympic team jacket, with his face mask not fully covering his face, making him easily identifiable.
Trump supporters fought back after Capitol Police moved in to retake the Rotunda. pic.twitter.com/4e7mNyqWZy
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
The video circulated throughout the swimming community before the swimming news website SwimSwam was first to break the news, also mentioning that Keller’s social media accounts, which he openly used to support Trump, had been deleted. Keller has not made any public statements regarding his involvement in the riots.