U.S. in top three in team qualifying

Updated: October 17, 2010, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- The United States qualified behind Russia and China on Sunday, setting up a classic final for the women's team gold at the world championships.

With their major challengers already through on Saturday, the Americans had a 5 a.m. wake-up call for their morning session. They were fully focused from the opening on the uneven bars through to the concluding vault and finished with 233.643 points, behind Russia's 234.521 and China's 233.778.

"The distance ...

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