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Mustafina Out of Europeans with Knee Injury
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World champion Aliya Mustafina (Russia) went down to a knee injury Friday during the women's all-around final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Berlin.

Favored to win the all-around title, world champion Aliya Mustafina (Russia) left the competition early after injuring her knee on vault during the European championships Friday in Berlin.

During the first rotation of the women's all-around final, Mustafina stood up a Yurchenko 2 1/2 vault, then collapsed to the mat while grabbing her left knee.

Mustafina left the Max-Schmeling-Halle in a wheelchair, with her knee heavily iced. She went immediately to the hospital for tests.

The 17-year-old Russian dominated qualification in Berlin, topping the all-around standings by nearly 3 full points. She qualified to all four event finals as well.

Her younger teammate Anna Dementyeva, second in qualification, went on to win the all-around title.

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. said:

Poor Aliya! Hope she'll get well soon!
April 08, 2011
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