As everyone knows, Jamaican Usain Bolt won the 100m with a new Olympic record. Caity Weaver reports that just before the 100m final began, some jerk among the spectators had been hurling abuse at Bolt and that just before the starter gun went off, he threw a green bottle at him that fortunately fell behind the athletes and did not distract him or cause a false start.
Unfortunately for the bottle thrower, seated next to him was world judo champion Edith Bosch of the Netherlands, who had just won a bronze medal in the 70 kg division. She was so incensed at this spectator’s behavior that she says she hit him before the police came and removed him.
Neetzan Zimmerman tells us about a more uplifting occurrence that occurred after the race. In a nice gesture, Bolt interrupted a live TV interview in the middle to show respect for the award ceremony for American Sanya Richards-Ross who won the 400m final.