Richard Scheer

Richard Scheer (born 9 March 1974) is a Franco-Seychellois former weightlifter who competed in the sport for twenty years.

Richard Scheer
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Scheer in 2015
Personal information
Born (1974-03-09) 9 March 1974 (age 47)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Event(s)Men's 85 kg

Richard was born in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles located on the island of Mahé, and moved to France with his family when he was six years old. Scheer began weightlifting when he was fourteen and later joined the National Institute of Sport and Physical Education where he remained for several years.[1]

During his sporting career, Scheer won thirteen weightlifting titles and set twenty one national records for France; he a won further five medals whilst representing Seychelles in 2003 at the Indian Island Ocean Games[2] and the African Games. After receiving a last minute invitation to participate in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,[3] Scheer competed in the men's 85 kg event where he finished in twelfth position having lifted a total weight of 305 kg[4]

Upon retiring from competition in 2008, he became a journalist and spokesman for the French Weightlifting Federation.[1] More recently, Richard has moved into French politics, campaigning for election in the canton of Cergy-2.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Ces Neuilléens venus d'ailleurs". Le Point (in French). 13 January 2005. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ "VIP treatment for local athletes". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Athens Olympic Games-Last-minute invitation for Scheer". Seychelles Nation. 22 July 2004. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Richard Scheer Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Départementales : cap sur l'emploi pour Séverine Campagne et Richard Scheer". VO News 95 (in French). 11 March 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ Le-Blevec, Jean-Christophe (23 February 2015). "Départementales : " L'UMP ne fait plus recette "". Actu95 (in French). Retrieved 13 June 2015.