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Japan, China lead way; Russians hurting after men's qualifying

Updated: September 4, 2007, 12:54 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Limping slowly on a severely wounded knee, Nikolai Kryukov dragged himself up the stairs, stopped when he reached the top and raised his hand to salute the judges on the floor exercise.

All that work to get a 0.0.

A disabling injury to one of Russia's best gymnasts, along with a similarly bad break for teammate Anton Golotsutskov, left the Russians without a complete team in qualifying Monday and in danger of missing ...

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