Two-time gold medal winner Klete Keller, 38, was reportedly noticed in a video from contained in the Capitol Rotunda posted Wednesday by a reporter for the conservative information outlet Townhall.
Swimming web site SwimSwam mentioned that at the least a dozen folks throughout the sport recognized Keller as a bearded man seen within the clip carrying a Group USA Olympic jacket.
The footage appears to reveals Keller — who stands at 6-feet-6-inches — towering over a crowd that was pushing towards law enforcement officials who had been making an attempt to clear the world.
One other video confirmed Keller standing calmly within the Rotunda holding a bottle of water, in response to the web site.
The previous athlete’s social media accounts had been deleted as of Tuesday, however he had beforehand posted about his help for President Trump, the report mentioned.
No movies have emerged exhibiting him appearing in a violent method. Nevertheless, a number of individuals who entered the constructing have been charged with illegal entry and disorderly conduct.
Keller has gained 5 medals for the US on the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics and was a former teammate of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
He couldn’t be reached for touch upon Tuesday.