Former U.S. Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller was among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a report by SwimSwam swimming site.
The site reported that Keller was identified in a video of insurgents in the Captiol, with the New York Times reporting that Keller’s teammates identified him in the footage.
Keller’s 6-6 frame stood out among the crowd, and he was also identifiable by his United States Swim Team jacket.
According to the Times, Keller deleted social media accounts and also resigned from his Colorado-based real estate company.
Keller, who made appearances for the United States at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, with five total medals in swimming.
Insurgents revolted at Captiol, hoping to deny electoral certification to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Congress met again later that evening, confirming the 2020 election results.
Incumbent President Donald Trump faces a second indictment for his role in the insurgency, with members of Congress and women in Congress holding Trump responsible for the rioter’s actions.
Those who participated in the insurgency face federal charges. Five people died in the attempted siege.