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China dominates for gymnastics gold at worlds; U.S. finishes fourth

Updated: September 6, 2007, 3:24 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- For a year, the American men quietly took the criticism.

They weren't any good. They'd be lucky to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. They were little better than backups to those guys who won the silver medal in Athens.

How's this for an answer: A fourth-place finish at the world gymnastics championships that could have been even better. If not for two falls off the high bar, the U.S. men would have been the bronze medalists Thursday.

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