ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Romania edged the Soviet Union to win the overall women's title Friday in the World Gymnastics Championships, while the United States finished sixth.
Romania, with three 10s by Aurelia Dobre, finished with 395.400 points. The Soviets had 394.950. East Germany was third, followed by China, Bulgaria and the United States.
The Soviets led after the compulsory exercises as Elena Shushunova earned 10s on the vault and in the floor exercise. Shushunova was the only Soviet to get a 10 during the freestyle portion, while Romanians earned seven 10s.
The U.S. team was sixth after the compulsory competition, following a disappointing performance by Kristie Phillips, the overall winner at the Pan American Games in August.