Glasgow: Patterson lifts gold

One last lift was the difference between the top of the podium and the depths of despair for Richie Patterson. The Kiwi weightlifter, ranked No 1 in the Commonwealth and winner of silver four years ago, nearly came away with nothing from this morning's (NZT) 85kg competition in Glasgow. Two no-lifts in the clean-and-jerk saw him on the precipice of disaster, threatening to squander a top performance in the snatch and the type of form that left him supremely confident of victory. As is turned out, that confidence was justified. Eventually.

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