What a great pity! - Gavin has had to withdraw from the British Olympics boxing team because he could not get his weight low enough.
See Gavin out of Olympics
Article in the Independent
I could have told him how to get his weight lower - safely and fast - by avoiding salt and salty food.
Extract from the article:
"Devastated Frankie Gavin was flying home to Birmingham today with his Olympic dream in tatters after being forced to withdraw from the Games due to his failure to hit the lightweight limit.
Gavin, who had remained at the British team's holding camp in Beijing in a vain bid to shake off the extra pounds, finally admitted defeat in his long battle and will not now attend Friday morning's boxing weigh-in in Beijing.
The news has come as a hammer-blow for the British boxing team who had multiple medal hopes, none more so than Gavin, who would have started as gold medal favourite after winning the world title in Chicago last year.
Great Britain head coach Terry Edwards said: "Frankie has been working his whole boxing career towards the Olympic Games and he is obviously completely devastated.
"Whilst the support staff down in Macau and I, have done everything we could, regrettably it is clear that Frankie will not make his weight before tomorrow morning's weigh-in.""
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See Sodium in foods
See also FAT RETENTION
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