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Romania leads qualifying at Euros

Updated: May 10, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- After a long injury layoff, the European Championship was supposed to vault Russia's Aliya Mustafina back among the outstanding favorites for gold at the London Olympics.

Instead, Thursday's team qualifying left her distraught and suddenly looking like a fallible teenager where she once seemed poised for perfection.

In a half-empty Heysel hall in the morning session, Mustafina opened on the floor and it took her exactly 17 seconds to lose the poise and confidence she had ...

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