Modi adds another bronze medal from World University Games


Stanford junior Akash Modi added another medal to his collection from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea on Tuesday, scoring a bronze medal on the pommel horse during individual events competition.

"The experience was amazing," Modi said. "I had fun the whole time and hit routines. It's probably one of the greatest feelings I've ever had."

Modi also earned a bronze medal in the all-around competition on Monday after finishing fifth during the qualifying round.

"One of the coolest feelings is going on the podium and seeing your flag raised during the awards ceremony," Modi said.

The NCAA all-around champion finished among the top seven in three other events: fifth on the parallel bars, sixth on the horizontal bars and seven on the floor exercise.

Women's water polo

Junior Jamie Neushul scored six goals and the United States topped Hungary, 10-8, to even its preliminary record to 1-1-1 on Tuesday at the World University Games.

Stanford, minus senior national team members who are participating in the Pan American Games, is representing the U.S. at the Games. Neushul's older sister, Kiley, scored four goals in Team USA's opening victory over Mexico.

Incoming freshman Katherine Klass added a pair of goals, while junior Dani Jackovich and incoming freshman Madison Berggren also added a goal apiece.

Women's swimming

Stanford grad Felicia Lee finished second in her heat of the 100 butterfly, and then placed second in her semifinal race Tuesday at the World University Games.

Lee, who helped the Americans win a gold medal in the 400 freestyle relay, takes aim at another medal in Wednesday's final.

Lee swam 59.27 in her first race and improved to 58.93 in the semifinal.

Women's basketball

Stanford junior Erica McCall scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots to help the USA beat the Czech Republic, 92-54, in preliminary play at the WUG.

McCall has reached double figures in each of the Americans first three games, all wins. Mercedes Russell led the U.S. With 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Men's volleyball

Stanford's Kyle Dagostino had six digs and 11 excellent receptions as the libero, helping the USA defeat Korea, 21-25, 35-33, 25-18, 13-25, 15-10, in preliminary play Tuesday at the World University Games.

Stanford's Kevin Rakestraw added five kills and three blocks as the Americans improved to 2-3 in the competition.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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