ROTTERDAM, OCT. 24 -- Dmitri Bilozerchev led a one-two-three Soviet finish in winning the men's all-around title in the World Gymnastics Championships today, and young Romanian Aurelia Dobre took the women's crown.
Bilozerchev, 20, whose career nearly ended two years ago when he suffered a compound leg fracture, regained the title he had won in 1983 at 16.
He had 118.375 points and edged defending champion Yuri Korolev, second with 118.350. Vladimir Artemov took the bronze medal with 118.125.
The three had led the Soviet Union to the team title Friday.
Dobre, 14, was a virtual unknown before these championships, but she dominated with four perfect scores in her last eight exercises this week.
She also achieved something even Nadia Comaneci was unable to do: give Romania its first individual world title.
"I wanted to be like Nadia," she said. "I want to be better than her."
Dobre had 79.650 points, including two perfect 10.0s on the vault, and one each on the floor and beam. Co-defending champion Elena Shoushounova of the Soviet Union, a threat until the final event, finished second with 79.487 points, and Dobre's countrywoman and European champion Daniela Silivas was third with 79.200.