Patrick Alexandre Ernst Loliger Salas (born June 20, 1985) is a Mexican rower who has made a name for himself around the globe due to his various participations in rowing competitions such as the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, and most recently in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Loliger was born in Mexico City. He is the second child of Rolf Loliger (Swiss) and Angelica Salas (Mexican). He grew up in a very family-oriented environment, and began practicing sports at Real Club España. He is currently a student at the prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey (Campus Ciudad de Mexico), where he is pursuing a degree in International Business.
Loliger has earned a handful of medals in regattas all around the world, including the Ratzeburger and Wedau Regattas in Germany, the Gent in Belgium, the Paolo D Aloja in Italy, and most recently, he became the first Mexican rower to win a medal at the World University Championship in Kazan, Russia.
He earned two medals at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, and his biggest achievement took place in Argentina later than year when he beat his biggest competitor and role model, Santiago Fernández, who placed 4th in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.