Crop-tops for Scots' athletes

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SCOTLAND'S Commonwealth Games athletics team had to call on an emergency kit supply after they discovered their original outfits were too small.

The first kit, supplied on Monday, was made for 11 to 13-year-olds and most of the athletes could not even get it over their heads. Vikki McPherson, who runs in the 10,000 metres, said: "I would have had to have put eye- slits in my crop-top if I was going to wear it, and even then it would have been rather embarrassing."

Brendan Foster's clothing company supplied the team with a replacement kit.

England scored double gold with Denise Lewis in the heptathlon and 37- year-old Bob Weir, who was a surprise winner of the discus 16 years after winning the hammer. England's shooters took their medal tally to five golds.

Trinidad's Ato Boldon ran the fourth-fastest 100 metres of all time when he took the gold medal from Namibia's Frankie Fredericks. England's Darren Campbell and Marlon Devonish finished fifth and eighth respectively.

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