Commonwealth Games: Patterson to carry flag

Richie Patterson celebrates after claiming gold. Photo / Getty Images
Richie Patterson celebrates after claiming gold. Photo / Getty Images

Gold medal winning weightlifter Richie Patterson will carry the flag for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Glasgow.

Patterson won the 85 kilo class with a dramatic final lift.

He married fellow weightlifter Pip Hale a few days ago.

Around 150 athletes and support staff will attend the ceremony, less than half of the overall New Zealand team.

The ceremony starts at 8am, with Lulu and Kylie Minogue to perform.

- Newstalk ZB

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