ANADIA, Portugal - Recent Stanford graduate and men’s gymnast Eddie Penev placed sixth in floor exercise at the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Challenge Cup this past Saturday in Anadia, Portugal.
The World Challenge Cup was Penev’s first international competition with Team USA. Penev advanced to the floor exercise final after finishing first in the qualifying round with a 15.175.
Penev finished the weekend with a score of 14.175 in floor exercise finals to take sixth. Teammate Sam Mikulak (Michigan) took bronze, scoring 15.100, while gold was claimed by Brazil’s Diego Hypolito with a 15.375.
Penev also competed on the vault and pommel horse, but did not advance to the finals.
Penev completed his collegiate career as a nine-time All-American, three-time national champion, and Nissen-Emery Award winner, becoming one of the most accomplished gymnasts in Stanford men’s gymnastics history. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in architectural design.