Russian star Aliya Mustafina will not compete at the upcoming world championships in Glasgow because of a back injury, she told media on Friday.

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Aliya Mustafina Photos Photos: Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 6

Gold medallist Aliya Mustafina of Russia competes on the balance beam during the apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Gold medallist Aliya Mustafina of Russia competes on the balance beam during the apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, Oct.

Aliya Mustafina Photos - Gold medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Uneven Bars on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 9

Aliya Mustafina Photos Photos: Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 9

Aliya Mustafina Photos - Gold medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Uneven Bars on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 9

Russia's Aliya Mustafina competes in the balance beam

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Russia's Aliya Mustafina competes in the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in London

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Aliya Mustafina preforming floor exercise in the women's individual all-around final at the London 2012 Olympics.

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