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Olympic Gold Medalist ID’d as Capital Rioter


Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller has been identified as having taken part in the U.S. Capitol riots last Wednesday. Which seems like a really risky decision for someone who relies on sponsorship for like EVERYTHING.

Keller, a swimmer who won two gold medals on the U.S. relay team along with Michael Phelps, was identified by former teammates and coaches via social media images showing him inside the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The 38-year-old was not seen committing any violent acts in the images, which were taken during the pro-Trump siege on the Capitol building that left five people dead. Video on social media shows a man that appears to be Keller wading in a crowd of rioters who were being pushed out from the Capitol Rotunda by law enforcement, inside the building.

The Times reported a number of Keller’s former teammates and coaches identified him in a video posted on Twitter by a reporter from the conservative news outlet Townhall.

Keller was identified because the jackass was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket and that his protective facemask was not covering his face.