Ashley Gill-Webb, Olympics Bottle Thrower Hit By Edith Bosch
Ashley Gill-Webb was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic bottle onto the Olympic track before the men's 100-meter final, and also got his ass kicked by Olympic judo champion Edith Bosch.
Dutch judoka and Olympic medalist Edith Bosch claims she struck a man who threw a plastic bottle onto the 100-meter track right as the athletes transitioned to the get-set stance in the starting blocks — seconds or less before the final race began.
“A drunk man in front of me throws a little bottle onto the track. I BEAT HIS ASS….Unbelievable!!,” 32-year-old Bosch tweeted shortly after the race. “#angry, #disrespectful” added Bosch, who swiped bronze in the women’s 70-kilogram event last week.
The race went ahead, despite the bottle landing just meters behind the poised athletes. Gill-Webb, who had also been shouting abuse, was ejected from his seat by security and then arrested.
Bosch later 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.