Former Colorado Springs Olympic Swimmer and Realtor Recognized in Professional-Trump Capitol Riot, Publication Report | Colorado Springs Information

According to reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post, a multiple Olympic medal swimmer and a Colorado Springs real estate agent were part of a pro-Trump riot that forced its way into the Capitol building last Wednesday.

Swim website SwimSwam reported Monday that Klete Keller was caught in a video at the conservative Townhall outlet. The Times and the Post confirmed the story on Tuesday.

The video shows a man in a US Olympic team jacket towering over a crowd of Trump supporters who clashed with Capitol police in the building’s rotunda. A face covering hangs around his neck, leaving his face free. SwimSwam reported that former coaches and teammates identified the tall, bearded man as the 38-year-old Keller, listed as 6 feet, 6 inches tall.

The Times report said Keller’s employees knew him as an avid Trump supporter and were not surprised by his presence at the violent protest. Keller has reportedly expressed support for the president on his deleted social media accounts.

The video does not show Keller in violence or theft. Several people who were in the building are now being federally charged.

Repeated attempts to reach Keller for comment were unsuccessful.

Colorado Springs real estate agency Hoff & Leigh confirmed that Keller is employed there, and a cached version of the company’s website identifies Keller as a broker associated with the agency.

As a member of the Olympic swimming team, Keller appeared in three games and won medals in all three. He won gold in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics as part of the 4×200 meter relay team that included Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

Neither USA Swimming nor the US Olympic Committee responded to requests for comment.

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