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Faulty scales found at boxing weigh-in

The scales at the boxing weigh-in for the Commonwealth Games were giving faulty readings, causing some competitors to panic a day before the start of the event.

other Updated: Oct 04, 2010 13:09 IST

The scales at the boxing weigh-in for the Commonwealth Games were giving faulty readings, causing some competitors to panic a day before the start of the event.

Australia assistant coach Don Abnett says two of his boxers were weighed and "the scales said they were 700 grams overweight so they had go and sweat it off. But when they got back it then said they were two (kilograms) heavier than before."

According to the Australian Associated Press, irate coaches demanded the scales be checked and a 50-kilogram weight was found to weigh 51.4 kg. Because of the mix-up, a second weigh-in has been scheduled for Tuesday.