The European Championships have come and gone.

The biggest surprise: Current World All-Around Champion from Russia, Aliya Mustafina, will be out for the rest of the 2011 season due to a torn ACL sustained in the first rotation of the All-Around final in Berlin. Her absence left the door open for compatriot Dementyeva to win the title, followed by Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz.

Insanity, right? Mustafina will not be able to defend her world title, but most people I’ve been reading still think she is the one to beat come London 2012.

In other news: Sandra Izbasa of Romania won both the Vault and the Floor Exercise, while Dementyeva won the Balance Beam and Beth Tweddle defended her title on the Uneven Bars.

Exciting times!

I’m off on another whirl-wind adventure to classes. 2.5 more weeks until exams. Bring it!