INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 29, 2016 – Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, will represent the United States at the 2016 World Cup on March 12 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Great Britain. The Glasgow World Cup is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup Series, which includes the 2016 AT&T American Cup and Stuttgart (Germany) World Cup.
Modi, who competes for the University of Stanford, took second in the all-around and horizontal bar at last weekend’s Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2015 NCAA champion also has won NCAA national silver medals for team (2015), all-around (2014), parallel bars (2014-15) and horizontal bar (2015 and bronzes medals for team (2015), pommel horse (2014-5). Internationally, he was third in the all-around and pommel horse at the 2015 World University Games and on the U.S. team that placed second in the 2014 DTB Team Challenge. He replaces Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), who was unable to compete in the all-around at Winter Cup due to back pain.