|Name Richie Patterson|
|Height 1.67 m|
Weight 84 kg
|Born 30 April 1983 (age 40) (1983-04-30) Auckland, New Zealand|
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Richard John Edward "Richie" Patterson (born 30 April 1983) is a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.
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At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi he won the silver medal in the men's 85 kg weightlifting event. Four years later, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he won the gold medal in the same event. He was New Zealand's flagbearer in the 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.
To qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics Patterson had to rely on fellow New Zealand teammate Tavita Ngalu to lift 150 kg at the Oceania Championships. In a selfless act Ngalu did so while injured with ripped quadriceps and New Zealand's highest ranked weightlifter (Patterson) qualified for the Games.
Patterson married fellow weightlifter Pip Hale in Glasgow on 31 July 2014, after both have competed in the Commonwealth Games (Hale competed in the women's 53 kg event).