"A drunken spectator threw a bottle onto the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM... unbelievable." is what she (the dutch judo champ) said on twitter
A NORTH Yorkshire man who allegedly threw a bottle onto the track at the men’s Olympic 100m final, has been charged with a public order offence.
Ashley Gill-Webb, of Cornmill Court, South Milford, is due to appear at Stratford Magistrates’ Court today, charged with intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress.
32-year-old Dutch world judo champion Edith Bosch was standing close by when the green plastic drink bottle was thrown from the stands behind the start line, and intervened.
The judo champion took to Twitter after the event, where she wrote: "A drunken spectator threw a bottle onto the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM... unbelievable."She told Dutch television station NOS TV: "I had seen the man walking around earlier and said to people around me that he was a peculiar bloke. Then he threw that bottle and in my emotion I hit him on the back with the flat of my hand.
"Then he was scooped up by the security. However, he did make me miss the final, and I am very sad about that. I just cannot understand how someone can do something like that."
LOCOG chairman Lord Coe said: "I'm not suggesting vigilantism but it was actually poetic justice that they happened to be sitting next to a judo player.
"Throwing a bottle on to the field of play is unacceptable. It's not just unacceptable at an Olympic Games but at any sporting event and anybody who does that will be removed. There is zero tolerance for anything like that.http://www.yorkpress...owing_incident/
Edited by Myky, 06 August 2012 - 06:41 PM.