Richard Corsie experienced his first national success in 1983, when he won the Scottish junior singles at Queen’s Park, before going on to win the British Isles junior title.
He was first capped for Scotland in outdoor bowls during 1984 and appeared in every subsequent Scotland team until 1998. In 1986 he made his Commonwealth Games debut at the age of 19, winning bronze in the singles. He repeated the achievement four years later and then finally struck gold in Canada in 1994.
Richard scooped the World Outdoor Championship title in 1992, claiming gold in the pairs and the fours and silver in the singles. Four years later he again finished on the podium with silver in the pairs and bronze in the single.
Richard’s indoor career is equally distinguished. He secured the Scottish Junior Championship in 1985 and 1989, also collecting the British Isles junior crown in 1989. He was capped for the Scottish side continuously from 1989 to 1998. In 1989, he captured the first of three world singles titles, defeating his mentor Willie Wood in the final. He followed this up with titles in 1991 and 1993, while finishing runner-up in 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2002.
Richard retired from the sport in 2003 and was awarded an MBE the same year at the age of 37.