A spectator who threw a plastic beer bottle on the track prior to the men's 100-meter final on Sunday has reportedly been arrested, but not before he got some additional punishment from a judo medalist.
The competitors were in the blocks as the stadium fell silent in anticipation of the gun. That's when the spectator felt like being a moron and threw the bottle. The incident thankfully didn't interrupt the start. And as we all know Usain Bolt went on to win the race in Olympic-record time.
Those watching the race on TV could see the bottle fly into the shot, landing mere feet behind the competitors just before they took off, and a security guard at track level swiftly make his way toward the culprit.
Before the idiot was reportedly "wrestled" away, Dutch judoka Edith Bosch, who took bronze in the women's 70kg tournament, apparently got in her own shot on the dope. Here's what she tweeted, as translated by Google: "A drunken guest throws a bottle for me on the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM .... Unbelievable!"
Bolt laughed when he was told about the incident, including Bosch's effort at vigilante justice, saying, "I've just heard about it. I don't promote violence."
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- Usain Bolt