The New York Times reports:
Klete Keller, a champion swimmer who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified by former teammates and coaches as a member of the crowd that surged into the U.S. Capitol during violent protests on Wednesday.
A video posted by a reporter from a conservative outlet, Townhall, appeared to show 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.
Several former teammates and coaches said they recognized Keller in the video because of his size and because he was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket that had “USA” printed across the back and down the sleeves.
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A swimmer who won 2 Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps was in the crowd during the Capitol riots.
Former teammates and coaches recognized him because of his size and because he was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket.https://t.co/bcvdXFRlqf
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) January 12, 2021
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) January 12, 2021