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Luis Alberto Rivera Morales (born 21 June 1987 in Agua Prieta) is a Mexican long jumper. His personal best is 8.46 metres, achieved in July 2013.[2]

Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera Moscow 2013.jpg
Rivera at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1987-06-21) June 21, 1987 (age 32)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Country Mexico
Event(s)Long jump

He attended Central Arizona College, where he learned English. After finishing his General Studies degree, he attended the University of Arizona, where he was named all-American in long jump. He finished his Bachelor in Science in Industrial Engineering.

Currently, he is studying his PhD in Systems and Industrial Engineering.[when?]

In 2013, Luis Rivera competed at the World University Games held in Kazan, Russia, where he jumped 8.46 meters to take the gold medal in a head to head battle with Russian national favorite Aleksandr Menkov, who finished 4 cm behind. Rivera's winning jump became the Mexican national record, and the University Games record.

Just over a month later, at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Menkov was again in the competition. This time Menkov took the gold with the Russian National record of 8.56 m while Rivera took the bronze medal with a jump of 8.27 m.

His brother, Edgar Rivera, competes in the high jump. He has participated in various international competitions, including the World Universiade in Shenzen, China, Kazan, Russia. He also participated in two world championships, in Daegu, Korea 2011 and Moscow, Russia 2013.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Mexico
2004 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 3rd Triple jump 14.56 m
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 6th Long jump 7.43 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 8th Long jump 7.48 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 7th Long jump 7.43 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 8th Long jump 7.32 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 28th (q) Long jump 7.23 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 32nd (q) Long jump 7.42 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 1st Long jump 8.46 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd Long jump 8.27 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 7th Long jump 7.93 m
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Long jump 8.24 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 9th Long jump 7.63 m (w)


  1. ^ "Luis Rivera Profile". bbc. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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