Judo medallist claims bashing bottle thrower

03:11, Aug 06 2012
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (second from left) sprints ahead of the field to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Game
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (second from left) sprints ahead of the field to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Game
From left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin of the US and Jamaica's Yohan Blake cross the finish line in the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
From left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin of the US and Jamaica's Yohan Blake cross the finish line in the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt win's the men's 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt win's the men's 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Yohan Blake (right) watches as his compatriot Usain Bolt holds up a ''Wenlock'', one of the London 2012 Olympics mascots, as he celebrates winning the men's 100m final.
Jamaica's Yohan Blake (right) watches as his compatriot Usain Bolt holds up a ''Wenlock'', one of the London 2012 Olympics mascots, as he celebrates winning the men's 100m final.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the London Olympics' men's 100m final next to his compatriot, second place finisher Yohan Blake (left), and third place finisher Justin Gatlin of the US.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the London Olympics' men's 100m final next to his compatriot, second place finisher Yohan Blake (left), and third place finisher Justin Gatlin of the US.
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Usain Bolt is flanked by Americans Ryan Bailey and Justin Gatlin in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt crosses the line to win the 100m final ahead of fellow Jamaican Johan Blake.
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Asafa Powell reflects after finishing last in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt and Johan Blake celebrate the Jamaican 1-2 in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt crosses the line first in the 100m final.

A man is in police custody after being arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track just as the men's Olympic 100m final was about to start, London police said.

As the starter called "set" and the athletes rose to wait for the bang, the bottle landed behind the blocks in lane five, a few metres behind Jamaica's Yohan Blake, who went on to take the silver medal.

It came to a halt just as the sprinters set off.

Bottle thrower
COLLARED: A man is detained by security shortly after an "incident" during the men's 100 metres final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Dutch bronze medal-winning judo competitor Edith Bosch tweeted that she had punched the "drunken" man in the stands.

She tweeted in Dutch a message which, when translated, says: "A drunken guest throws a bottle for me on the track! I have beaten him....unbelievable! #angry #disrespectful"

Blake said: "I was so focused I didn't see anything. I was so focused on just running to the line."

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Beer bottle
DISCARDED: The beer bottle bounces on the track as competitors in the men's 100 metres final start off the blocks.

The police spokesman said that the man was arrested inside the Olympic Stadium "on suspicion of causing a public nuisance".

"He had been heard to shout abuse and then threw a plastic bottle on to the track," he said.

"That was immediately prior to the start of the men's 100m final. He remains in custody at an east London police station."

Edith Bosch
THROWING A PUNCH: Edith Bosch, who won judo bronze, claims she punched the man accused of throwing a bottle onto the track.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt defended his Olympic title, winning the race in a new Olympic record of 9.63 seconds.

Speaking afterwards, Bolt told reporters he had been unaware of the incident.

"I keep hearing that. I don't know who would have done that," he said.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won bronze, said: "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."

Gatlin said the incident had not affected the race.

"You just have to block it out and go out there and do what you got to do. You can't complain about that, the race went on and it was a great race."

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