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Luis Rivera (athlete)

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Country  Mexico
Height  1.83 m
Sport  Athletics
Weight  79 kg
Name  Luis Rivera
Events  Long jump
Role  Athlete

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Born  June 21, 1987 (age 28) (1987-06-21)

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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.

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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.

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.

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