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Stanford's Modi, Penev vault into World gymnastics meet

 
Stanford grad Akash Modi finished fourth overall at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Photo by Hector Garcia Molina/standfordphoto.com

Stanford graduate Akash Modi claimed a fourth-place finish as well as the parallel bar title Saturday at the P&G Gymnastics Championships alongside fellow Cardinal grad Eddie Penev, who placed 27th and tied for the floor and vault event titles.

Modi posted a strong showing on day one of the competition, finishing the day in second in the all-around, while leading the field in high bar (14.200) and tied for the lead (14.700) on parallel bars.

Coming off a 14.250 on floor on day one, Modi followed that with a 13.950 to finish eighth in the event. On pommel horse, Modi increased his 12.750 from day one with a 13.200 to finish 13th.

The former Cardinal was solid on rings next following a 14.600 with a 14.550 for a seventh place finish before tying for 11th on vault with a 14.200 on day one and a 13.850 on day two.

Penev stepped up on vault to tie for the event title with back-to-back 14.700 scores.

Modi continued his dominance on parallel bars from his day one score of 14.700 to improve with a 14.750 and claim the event title before closing the competition on high bar.

The day one leader on the high bar with a 14.200, Modi scored a 13.500 on day two to finish in fifth place.

Modi's fourth-place finish ties his best finish from the 2016 P&G Championship in addition to his first career event title at the championship on parallel bars.

Penev was also named to represent Team USA at the 2017 World Championships Oct 2-8 in Montreal.

— Stanford Athletics

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