Weightlifting medal favourite Richie Patterson's career ended in devastating fashion on the Gold Coast, after he crashed out of the Men's 85kg weightlifting competition.
Four years ago in Glasgow 34-year-old Patterson won gold, but tonight he couldn't complete a successful lift in his three snatch attempts at 143kg.
Choked up afterwards he told 1 NEWS he "warmed up perfectly" but "felt pretty disconnected" out on the platform.
Unable to answer when asked if this was his last competition, Patterson nodded, head in hands.
Although a disappointing end to his successful weightlifting career, Patterson is expected to stick around in support of fellow Kiwi weightlifters.