A man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police following the incident, but only after he had been confronted by Dutch judoka Edith Bosch, who tweeted that she had hit him.
Coe described her actions as “poetic justice”. “Throwing a bottle on to the field of play is unacceptable, it is not just unacceptable at an Olympic venue but it is unacceptable at any sporting venue. Anyone who does that will be removed from any venue, there is zero tolerance of anything like that," he said. “I am not suggesting vigilantism but it was poetic justice they were sitting next to a judo player. The expression is ippon I believe.”
Bosch said she had struck the man in frustration. “I had seen the man walking around earlier and said to people around me that he was a peculiar bloke,” she told Dutch television. “Then he threw that bottle and in my emotion I hit him on the back with the flat of my hand.”