Man hurled abuse at Bolt

A man screamed abuse at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt before hurling a bottle at the start line of the men's Olympic 100m final, a court heard today.

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'Gill-Webb threw bottle in lobbing motion captured on CCTV'

Prosecutor Neil King told the court Ashley Gill-Webb threw a bottle in the hushed stadium just as the race was about to get under way:

He threw a green Heineken bottle in a lobbing motion that was captured on CCTV.

This bottle landed extremely close to the athletes and it's probably luck rather than Mr Gill-Webb's judgment that it did not do anything far more serious.

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