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London 2012: Judo medallist tackles 100m bottle-thrower

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Dutch judo Olympic medallist Edith Bosch has revealed that she tackled an unruly crowd member at the Olympic Stadium after he threw a bottle onto the track during last night's 100 metres event.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that the man had been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.



"The man had been heard to shout abuse and then throw a plastic bottle onto the track immediately prior to the start of the men's 100m final," a Metropolitan police spokesman said.

"He remains in custody at an East London police station. No-one was injured during the incident and the event was not interfered with in any way."

Bosch, who won a bronze medal last week, wrote on Twitter that she had hit a drunk man after he threw the bottle.

She also added that the incident caused her to miss the race, exclaiming in Dutch: "What a BEEP! # grrrrrrr."

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final.

© Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images



According to The Guardian, Bosch later told 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."

The race was won by Usain Bolt in a new Olympic Record time of 9.63 seconds.

Bronze medallist Justin Gatlin said of the bottle-throwing: "It was a little distraction and I didn't know what it was. But when you're in those blocks and the whole stadium's quiet you can hear a pin drop."

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