The Heckler hat threw a plastic beer bottle onto the Olympic track, Ashley Gill-Webb shouted inflammatory comments at Usain Bolt before the men’s 100-metre final at the London Olympics has been punished. He will be forced to wear an electronic tag for eight weeks.
In addition to his having to wear an electronic tag, Ashley Gill-Webb was also told he will be on curfew between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. for the eight weeks. District Judge William Ashworth is quoted ax saying Gill-Webb tarnished ”the spirit of the games” in his failed attempt at distracting Bolt as the 100 meter men’s finalists were in the blocks for the race on August 5th 2012.
The bottle thrown by Gill-Webb landed behind the lane markers.
Unfazed by the disturbance, Bolt won the gold medal in 9.63 seconds and said he didnt noticed the actions of Gill-Webb.
”The potential harm of triggering a false start was significant,” Ashworth said.
”By good fortune, you failed.”
Apparently ,Gill-Webb suffers from bipolar disorder. He was found guilty by a London court last month of using threatening, abusive or disorderly behavior and convicted of public disorder.
”At the time of the offense, you were in the throes of a manic episode,” Ashworth said. ”This made you over-confident and your behavior risky.
”I have reduced your punishment to take account of the effects of your illness.”