El 16 de agosto, durante el Mundial de Atletismo Moscú 2013, Luis Rivera se convirtió en el primer atleta mexicano en ganar una medalla en una competencia de campo y el duodécimo en hacerlo en una
Luis Rivera, a Mexican athlete originally from Agua Prieta, Sonora, competes in long jump drills and has become the first Mexican to win a world medal in field competitions (at the 2013 International Athletics Championship Moscow) as well as the twelfth Mexican athlete to step up to the podium on August 16 for an event of this type.
He is currently in his second semester in the Science Engineering PhD program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, in Mexico. He has three titles from the National Olympics for long jumps (Tepic 2004, Merida 2005 and Puebla 2007), as well as two sub championships in triple jumps (Queretaro 2002 and Zacatecas 2003). He has five 1st place medals from the National Athletics Championship in the triple jump drills; the last one awarded to him in Guadalajara on June 22.
The one and only jumper, originally from Agua Prieta, Sonora, assures us that 2013 has been his best year yet as an athlete and a reward for all his efforts over the last 15 years. On June 10 he was awarded a gold medal during the Josefa Odlozila 2013 Meet in Prague, Czech Republic marking 8.10 metres and obtaining a B mark taking him to the 2013 International Athletics Championship Moscow. On June 15 he was awarded a gold at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Meet in Szczecin, Poland, with a new Mexican record of 8.30. On June 25 he won a gold medal at the National Athletics Championship in Guadalajara registering 8.17 and on July 12, Luis Rivera got a gold medal at the Universiada of Kazán 2013 with a 8.46 jump, making it his best mark yet.
On July 27, Rivera got 4th place at the Diamond League registering 8.00 metres.
On August 3, he got 2nd place at the Kourtane Games in Finland with a 7.99 metre jump.
On August 16, at the 2013 International Athletics Championship Moscow, he won the bronze medal for 8.27 metres.
On August 22, he finished in 6th place at the Diamond League which took place in Stockholm, Sweden.
On August 29, he closed the season by winning a bronze medal at the Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland.