Trial date set bottle-throwing case

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A man accused of throwing a plastic bottle onto the track seconds before the men's 100-meter final at the London Olympics will go on trial in January.

Lolo Jones


Lolo Jones was among those who couldn't escape controversy at the London Olympics.

Ashley Gill-Webb pleaded not guilty at Thames Magistrates Court on Wednesday to using threatening words or behavior with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Usain Bolt, who won the race in 9.63 seconds, said he was unaware of the bottle. American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who finished third, said he had been briefly distracted.

Gill-Webb was arrested at the Olympic Stadium in August. Dutch judo athlete Edith Bosch intervened after the bottle was thrown and pushed Gill-Webb in the back.

He was granted conditional bail and ordered to stand trial at Stratford Magistrates Court in east London on Jan. 3.

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