|Some of the Russian Team Members|
Vault: (Grishina) Sidorova, Komova, Mustafina
Bars: (Afanasyeva), Grishina, Komova, Mustafina
Beam: (Grishina) Sidorova, Komova, Mustafina
Floor: (Grishina) Komova, Afanasyeva, Mustafina
My choices are just predictions and there are many other considerations. For example Anna Dementyeva can make the team if her beam becomes more consistent. The only major downfall with Dementyeva is that she does not have a consistent DTY. A FTY will not be enough for considerations when a team like USA will most likely have 5 Amanars. Afanasyeva could possibly do beam in team finals considering she is the current Russian champ on beam. Mustafina and Sidorova are currently questionable on beam. Based on past events Sidorova and Mustafina were steady beam workers but we have not seen Sidorova doing a well enough beam routine lately and Mustafina does not do full difficulty, her beam D-score is currently very low.
Russia might not use Grishina as an all-round option in prelims. Afanasyeva and Sidorova can possibly do other events in prelims that could replace Grishina if Grishina becomes too inconsistent or weak. If Paseka manages to do a Amanar she must be super consistent with it. I honestly think it would be a risk to bring her as the 5th team member. She is a one event specialist and if Russia risks her on their team it could jeopardize other events that already have minor problems like beam. Anna Dementyeva could possibly be an alternate but she will be fighting for a spot.
As the Olympics draws closer and closer I get very excited about the Olympics and heavily invested in who will make the actual team. Anything can happen and my predictions will change when I get to see more videos of the Russian team compete more. Their next big competitions will be a friendly meet in the middle of April and the European championships in May. Their major last event will most likely be the Russian Cup in June. Doing predictions are fun and I will be continuing to do predictions until the official team is announce.