Is is too early? Yes but sure why not. I am going to attend it, hence excitement. Without further ado, though I'm not doing countries I'm not familiar enough with.
Alt: Huang Huidan, Wu Liufang and Jiang Tong
All-arounders will be Shang and Yao. Li Yiting for vault finals of course. Shang and Yao for bars finals, Zeng and Shang for beam finals, Shang and Yao to attempt for floor finals. A very nice team though quite a few upgrades needed for floor and AA contenders.
Alt: Yulia Tipaeva, Anna Rodionova, Ekaterina Baturina
This is tough, and may be considerably wrong in the end. All- arounders will be Shelgunova and Mustafina. Not Komova because I have a gut feeling against that- she is always injured and has zero mental game. Shelgunova may well be the safer bet, she is underrated, but so assured and always does well. Paseka for vault finals, Komova and Mustafina for bars finals, and attempts made by all except Paseka for beam and floor finals.
Stefanie Alina Stanila
Anna Maria Ocalisan
Alt: Raluca Haidu, Maria Rauta
Hindered by the incredibly small senior national team and the fact their best juniors will still be juniors. Iordache and Stanila for the AA. Iordache for floor and beam finals, Bulimar for floor and beam finals. Ocalisan could well be replaced by a vault specialist- even Izbasa just for that if she is actually going to continue that long.
Alt: Sarah Finnegan, Elizabeth Price, Madison Desch
WHAT a strong team. Priessman and Ross for the AA. Ohashi for bars and beam finals, Ross for bars and beam finals, Biles for floor and vault finals and Priessman for floor and vault finals. All bases covered.
Alt: Wakana Inoue, Natsumi Sasada
This will be interesting. Murakami and Teramoto for the AA. Teramoto and Shintake for beam finals, Murakami for floor and maybe vault finals. Teramoto also for floor finals.
Alt: Ruby Harrold, Imogen Cairns
Another very interesting potential team. Tunney and Jupp for the AA. Jupp and Romaeo for beam finals. Tunney for an attempt to qualify to bars and floor finals. Rippin for an attempt to qualify for vault finals.
1. Larisa Iordache
2. Aliya Mustafina
3. Lexie Priessman
Hmm, that was tough. A Mustafina with a potential Amanar and an upgraded beam is a big threat. Priessman has monster start values which could win out, but the scoring at the start of a quad tends to be harsh so I'm predicting her execution will suffer accordingly. Iordache is first not only for her high start values, but also her motivation after a crap Olympics. Ross I think will still have lower start values than the top 3 or 4 so that's why she's not appearing.
1. Mai Murakami
2. Simone Biles
3. Lexie Priessman
I think the difficulty of these will mean Iordache and Moors will miss out. Another podium very open to correction.
1. Zeng Siqi
2. Katelyn Ohashi
3. Larisa Iordache
I'd love if this happened. II think Zeng's precision and execution would be able to win out over the higher difficulty of the other two.
1. Aliya Mustafina
2. Yao Jinnan
3. Katelyn Ohashi
I am seeing Komova make a mistake here. Maybe I am just too gloomy and negative about her prospects, I will say I moreso see her struggling due to injury than her mental state.
1. Li Yiting
2. Simone Biles
3. Hong Un Jong
Seeing as it's not even known that Simone will have a second vault by then, this is a bit optimistic. Hong if she lands both of her vaults will still have the difficulty to beat the other 5 I think. Li wins due to her great execution.
Feel free to disagree, we are of course a bit far out to really assess the state of the potential competitors. Fun nonetheless.