11 Oct 2010

Patterson wins silver in weightlifting

7:59 am on 11 October 2010

The New Zealander Richard Patterson has won the silver medal in the men's under-85 kilo weightlifting event.

Patterson was in first place after the snatch, successfully lifting 150 kilogrammes.

But the 27-year-old struggled in the clean and jerk, and was successful in just one of his attempts.

His 181 kilogrammes lift gave him a 331 kilogrammes total, two kilos less than the Australian gold medalist Simplice Ribouem, who had managed a lift of 183 in the clean and jerk to claim the Games title.