If you’re going to throw a bottle onto the track before one of the most highly anticipated races in Olympic history, don’t do it with an Olympic judoka sitting nearby. A man who appeared to be heavily intoxicated was arrested after throwing a plastic bottle onto the track a few seconds before the start of the men’s 100m final. But that wasn't his only punishment, according to 32-year-old Dutch judoka Edith Bosch. “He threw that bottle and in my emotion I hit him on the back with the flat of my hand,” Bosch, who won bronze in London, told Dutch station NOS TV. “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." Olympic officials were unable to confirm whether Bosh actually hit the man, but Sebastian Coe, head of the London Olympics organizing committee, did say: “I’m not suggesting vigilantism. But it is poetic justice that they happened to be sitting next to a judo player.”
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