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Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller Identified at US Capitol Riot (Report)

Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller Identified at US Capitol Riot (Report)

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller has reportedly been identified as part of the riots that took place in the United States Capitol last week.

The 38-year-old was identified by former teammates and coaches in images and videos of the pro-Trump siege, the New York Times reports. The riots left five people dead.

The Times notes that the man rumored to be Keller was not seen committing violent acts, however, the “6-foot-6 Keller towering over a crowd that was pushing and shoving with police officers who were trying to clear the Capitol Rotunda.”

The man identified as Keller was noticeable in the crowd due to his size and the fact that he appeared to be wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket. He won medals at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Another celebrity was rumored to be at the riot, but his rep shot that down.

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