London, Aug 7 : While Usain Bolt is probably the
most popular man in the world this week, Ashley Gill was a fraction away
from making himself the most unpopular man on the planet.
why is that, one may ask, along with: And who is Andy Gill? Gill was the
man who threw a bottle on the track just behind the blocks as Bolt and
company began their historic 100 metres race Sunday, Xinhua reports.
said he heard nothing of the incident, but imagine if the bottle had
hit the fastest man in the world, it would have been a disaster of
Gill, who was said to be drunk at the time,
was quickly arrested and dragged out of the stadium. He was also unlucky
with that he was sitting next to a certain Edith Bosch. Bosch had won a
bronze medal in judo earlier in the week and clearly didn't mess
"A drunken man threw a bottle on the track, I have beaten
him," she tweeted afterwards in an act that Sebastian Coe, the
president of the Organizing Committee of the London Olympics, referred
to as "poetic justice," and probably painful justice as well.
is one big question that has to be answered: given the incredibly high
price of beer in the stadium, how could Mr Gill afford to get drunk?
didn't waste much time celebrating his win, posting a photo of himself
with three Swedish women handball players on his 'Twitter' site at 3am.
Remember this is a man who also has to run the 4X100 metres and also
the 200m later in the week, but as the saying goes, 'If you are looking
to meet the perfect woman, its better to interview them two at a time,'
or in Bolt's case three.
Meanwhile (and this in no way is to
imply that Bolt has done anything untoward), police in London have
seized thousands of condoms bearing the Olympic logo in an operation
against counterfeit memorabilia.
The police commented that counterfeit goods are not built to standard and more likely to fail, so you have been warned.