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China's effort lackluster

Updated: October 8, 2011, 1:10 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Forget what the standings say. China is going to be eager for a do-over after a lackluster effort Saturday in qualifying at the world championships.

The Chinese scored 230.370 points and passed Romania for the top spot in qualifying, despite major errors on uneven bars. Romania, which competed Friday, scored 227.228 points.

But those standings are unlikely to hold up with the United States and defending champion Russia competing later Saturday.

The top eight teams earn ...

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