Modi vaults into third place in all-around competition


Stanford junior Akash Modi placed third in the men's gymnastics all-around competition at the World University Games on Monday in Gwangju, Korea.

Modi qualified fifth, but moved up in the final standings on the strength of a top performance on vault, where he tied for the best score.

Modi scored an 88.300, nearly three points higher from the preliminaries. He scored 14.850 on the vault, matching all-around champion Oleg Olegverniaieu. The Ukrainian accumulated a score of 92.075.

Cardinal men's gymnastics coach Thom Glielini served as the American assistant coach for the Games.

Women's basketball

Stanford junior Erica McCall contributed 12 points and three rebounds to USA's 90-75 victory over China in a group game on Monday.

Courtney Williams led the way with 18 points and eight rebounds. Mercedes Russell added 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Di Wu led China with 23 points.

Men's volleyball

The U.S. dropped a three-set match to Argentina, 25- 22, 25-19, 25-15, on Monday.

Stanford's Kyle Dagostino had a dig and five excellent receptions as the starting libero while Kevin Rakestraw added three kills.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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