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Dutch judo medallist punches man who threw bottle onto 100m track

By Duncan Hooper 05/08/2012 22:59

A Dutch medal-winning judoka punched a drunken spectator who threw a bottle onto the track moments before the men’s 100m final.

 

Edith BoschIn an incident that threatened to marr the biggest event of London 2012, a bottle landed in the area behind the athletes just fractions of a second before the starting gun.

 

A man has been arrested.

 

Dutch judo bronze medallist Edith Bosch tweeted that she had been sitting nearby and had 'beaten' the "drunken" culprit.

 

 

Bosch, competing in the 70kg category in her fourth Games, added that she had missed the race as a result.

 

She reportedly told Dutch TV that the man had shouted "USA" and "Bolt bad".

 

The sound of the bottle landing was clearly audible on television footage after the starter had told the runners to “set”. A security guard could be seen getting up to approach the offender.

 

For the first time at the Olympics, any athlete false starting is ejected from the race just as Usain Bolt was at the World Championships last year.

 

Another witness, @RanmerWelshCobs, tweeted: “Man in front of me threw bottle onto track just at start! Had to be wrestled off...”

95Comments
06/08/2012 06:47
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Good girl....they should give her another medal .
05/08/2012 23:30
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Good show, punched or Bosch'ed his lights out hopefully.  Thankfully drunken idiot did not have any impact on the result, but bet he hadn't counted on standing near to a Judo medallist.
06/08/2012 08:50
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What idiot pays hundreds of pounds, if not thousands, of pounds for an Olympic ticket and behaves like a hooligan?  Hope he gets fined heavily and spends a few days in jail to meditate on his gross behaviour.  Well done Edith for intervening.
06/08/2012 09:44
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Well done the Dutch, give her another medal......................
06/08/2012 07:48
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It has to be asked? Why was a drunken idiot allowed to to take booze into the stadium? I hope Edith Bosch gave him a good bashing, because he'll most likely get let off with a slap on the wrist by the powers that be.
06/08/2012 09:36
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MSN........THESE ADS FOR MEETING PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED, I KNOW YOU CAN STOP THEM AS YOU BANNED ME FOR ONE WEEKWHEN YOU DIDNT AGREE WITH MY COMMENTS BEFORE........I SUGGEST THAT THESE PEOPLE IF THEY WANT TO DO THESE ADS.........PAY A FEE TO ADVERTISE THEIR STUFF, AND THE MONEY TO CHARITY TO DO SOME GOOD FOR SURE.......MSN......MAN UP AND PUT THIS IN ACTION.
06/08/2012 00:26
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Hey ameribottles, how does it feel to shame yourselves in front of the world yet again.

Seriously. This is a pretty low point for America... what would cause a person to ever throw a bottle at Bolt on the starting line of the mens 100m olympic final? 
06/08/2012 09:41
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HOW TYPICAL OF A YANK TO LOSE HIS BOTTLE, AND THEN GET BEATEN UP BY A GIRL, HOW EMBARRASSING FOR THE IDIOT WHEN HE SOBERS UP AND GOES HOME..................................LOSER.......................................
06/08/2012 09:54
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Drunken Yank . ."Hey girlie,come and have a go if you think you're hard enough"

 

Dutch athlete. ."OK. ."

 

 . . . . .THUD!  Goodnight America. LOL.

06/08/2012 10:12
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He lost his bottle and she found Dutch courage.............well done

06/08/2012 10:31
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Not really a sports fan , rarely watch it.......but boy am I enjoying these Olympics.. isn't it a shame that somebody in the crowd has to throw a bottle onto the track in a drunken effort to disrupt the event. I am so pleased that this young lady dealt with him. I hope they throw the book at him and that any punch she may have thrown in dealing with him really really hurt..
06/08/2012 00:26
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Hey ameribottles, how does it feel to shame yourselves in front of the world yet again.

Seriously. This is a pretty low point for America... what would cause a person to ever throw a bottle at Bolt on the starting line of the mens 100m olympic final? 
06/08/2012 10:03
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Good on yeh girl...................Yank the plank.
06/08/2012 10:30
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As a Brit, I get fed up with the anti-American clap-trap that seems to be aired by the thicker people on this forum. I have lived in the States, the UK, on the Continent and in East Asia for the best part of 25 years. I am sad to admit that the most boorish louts tend to be my own countrymen...........and the UK's town centres on a Saturday night? Let's not go there.........

06/08/2012 11:16
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Good for her............in British Cities you get sick and tired of hearing verbal obscentities on public transport and all over, from people with brains no bigger than a pea. Cannot and will not behave in public.  The biggest  scurge in British towns and cities is drunken frenzies and criminal Anti-Social behaviour from the same ignorant workshy,  moranic people, generation after generation.  A shocking disgrace to Britain and an affront to decent lawabidding British people.............................Solution...long-term Boot...work camp.
06/08/2012 11:10
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To be close enough to throw a bottle onto the track one would assume this moron was in one of the £700+ seats.  Some hooray henry or little rich boy enjoying corporate hospitality perhaps?
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There should be a special criminal charge of being a "public arse" and the penalty should be the stocks at the main entrance to the games, the money raised for rotten eggs should go to a local children's home. Humiliation for a public arse and money for charity
06/08/2012 08:21
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Go for it;drunken idiot.Did this person arrive in that condition or a worst scenorio he smuggled it in.a little worrying.Still it did not spoil my watching a wonderfull spectical.Well done to all. 
06/08/2012 10:52
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With the government cut backs to the police force we are now expected to dish out a bit of justice ourselves. Let's hope that men are also allowed to punch people for bad behaviour. I would like to get some guidelines on how much force is reasonable, say for swearing etc. I think giving someone a hard punch in the face for throwing a bottle is a little light. About three punches would be a more suitable punishment.
06/08/2012 12:52
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Violence is nearly always wrong, but the drunken lout deserved a slap!

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