Víctor Ortiz-Rivera

Puerto RicoPuerto RicoInternational athlete in 3000m steeplechase
Víctor Gabriel Ortiz-Rivera Víctor Gabriel Ortiz-Rivera

The Puerto Rican athlete Víctor Ortiz-Rivera, from the town of Barranquitas, is a specialist in 3000-meter steeplechase, in which he has been international at the U18 and U20 World Championships, as well as in the Pan-American U20 and NACAC U23 Championships.

During his time at the University of Arizona (USA), where he studied a degree in Psychology, he coincided with world middle-distance legend Bernard Lagat, who became his current coach.

At the end of 2021 he moved to Barcelona to continue his studies and his sports career in Spain, supervised from that moment on by another athletics guru: “professor” José Luis López. Since then, he has achieved the Puerto Rican national indoor record in 3000 meters, leaving it for the moment in 7:54.10, while he waits for the moment to transfer his extraordinary recent progression to the steeplechase races to aspire to participate at the major international events, especially the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

Personal information

Name

Víctor Gabriel Ortiz-Rivera

Date of birth

June 30th, 1998

Place of birth

AibonitoEspaña

Weight / Height

64kg / 1.77m

Discipline

3000m steeplechase

Club

Atletismo Numantino

Coach

Bernard Lagat

José Luis López del Amo

Víctor Gabriel Ortiz-Rivera
2019
NACAC U23 vice-champion in 1500m and bronze in 3000m steeplechase
Querétaro 🇲🇽
Puerto Rican vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Gurabo 🇵🇷
2017
6th at the Pan American U20 Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Trujillo 🇵🇪
2016
Semifinalist at the World U20 Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
2015
Semifinalist at the World Youth Championships in 2000m steeplechase
Cali 🇨🇴
4th at the Puerto Rican Championship in 5000m
Gurabo 🇵🇷

Achievements

NACAC U23 vice-champion in 1500m and bronze in 3000m steeplechase (Querétaro 2019)

6th at the Pan American U20 Championships in 3000m steeplechase (Trujillo 2017)

Personal bests

1500m 3:42.80 (2021)
3000m (indoor) 7:54.10 (2022)
5000m 13:53.17 (2021)
3000m steplechase 8:54.80 (2019)
2019
NACAC U23 vice-champion in 1500m and bronze in 3000m steeplechase
Querétaro 🇲🇽
Puerto Rican vice-champion in 3000m steeplechase
Gurabo 🇵🇷
2017
6th at the Pan American U20 Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Trujillo 🇵🇪
2016
Semifinalist at the World U20 Championships in 3000m steeplechase
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
2015
Semifinalist at the World Youth Championships in 2000m steeplechase
Cali 🇨🇴
4th at the Puerto Rican Championship in 5000m
Gurabo 🇵🇷

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