Glasgow 2014 will be the 3rd Commonwealth Games for Richard after he competed at the 2006 Melbourne Games and 2010 Delhi games where he placed 2nd. Richard has also competed at two Olympic games, Bejing in 2008 and London in 2012 where he placed 14th. Richard recently placed 1st at the 2014 Oceania Championship and his current Commonwealth Ranking is 1st for his division (85kg). Originally from a small farming district on the Manakau Peninsula, South West of Auckland, Richard attended Auckland Grammar as a boarding student from 1997-2001.

He has been competing in Olympic Weightlifting for 10 years, and currently trains full time at the Millennium Institute of Sport in Mairangi Bay.
Richard has completed studies in sport management and coaching, and has a general interest in strength and conditioning coaching for elite athletes.

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Golden Games for Flag Bearer

04 August 2014

Weightlifter Richie Patterson, who came back from silver in Delhi to win gold in Glasgow, has been named flag bearer of the New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team at a casual team ceremony in th