Olympic Lineups!

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The lineups have been posted HERE. Below are lineups of the top 5 teams as well as AAers for the other countries. I tried to do this based on order from Worlds and the Test Event.

United States of America
VT: Raisman, Douglas, Wieber, Maroney
UB: Raisman, Wieber, Ross, Douglas
BB: Ross, Douglas, Wieber, Raisman
FX: Ross, Douglas, Wieber, Raisman
AA: Raisman, Douglas, Wieber
Comment: I do think that it's strange that Ross is going up first on BB but Martha probably doesn't want a wobbly Douglas to set the moot.

VT: Grishina, Komova, Mustafina, Paseka
UB: Grishina, Mustafina, Komova, Paseka
BB: Mustafina, Grishina, Komova, Afanasyeva
FX: Mustafina, Komova, Grishina, Afanasyeva
AA: Grishina, Komova, Mustafina
Comment: Paseka anchoring UB? Maybe Alexandrov is worried Paseka would ruin Grishy's chances which isn't unreasonable. Her score won't count so why bother? Afanasyeva anchoring BB is weird. I'm also surprised Mustafina is up first on BB and FX.

VT: He, Deng, Huang, Yao
UB: Huang, He, Yao, Deng
BB: Deng, Sui, Huang, Yao
FX: Deng, Sui, Huang, Yao 
AA: Huang, Yao, Deng
Comment: WTF is going on? I don't understand the UB order, I would flip it actually. I don't understand why Sui isn't last on BB and FX or why Deng isn't later in the lineup on BB. I'm wondering if China is relying a lot more on individual medals - get Yao and Huang Quishuang into AA finals.

VT: Chelaru, Ponor, Izbasa, Iordache
UB: Bulimar, Chelaru, Iordache, Izbasa
BB: Bulimar, Izbasa, Iordache, Ponor
FX: Chelaru, Ponor, Izbasa, Iordache
AA: Iordache, Izbasa
Comment: I thought that with Iordache's current injury and Izbasa's track record (missing Worlds for an injury), that Chelaru would be doing the all around as well. I'm also not happy that Bulimar is not doing FX.

Great Britain - Jenni Pinches, Rebecca Tunney, and Hannah Whelan are all doing AA. Tunney's up last on VT and BB. Tweddle's only doing UB and FX and is last on both events. Cairns is doing VT and BB.

Germany - Nadine Jarosh and Elisabeth Seitz are doing AA. Seitz is up last on all but UB where Janine Berger is up last. VT: Jarosh, Berger, Chusovitna, Seitz. Seems like GER is focusing on getting Seitz to AA final.

Japan - Koko Tsurumi is NOT doing AA! Instead, Rie Tanaka and Asuka Teramoto are. Tsurumi will only compete VT and UB.

Australia - Ashleigh Brennan and Emily Little will do the AA. Mitchell will be 3rd on vault, and last on BB and FX.

Italy - Erika Fasana, Carlotta Ferlito, and Vanessa Ferrari will do AA. Interesting lineup:
VT: Elisabetta Preziosa, Ferrari, Ferlito, Fasana
UB: Ferlito, Fasana, Ferrari, Giorgia Campana
BB: Fasana, Ferrari, Preziosa, Ferlito
FX: Preziosa, Ferrari, Ferlito, Fasana
Curious that Ferrari isn't last on FX. And, personally, I would put Preziosa up last but Ferlito has the difficulty to enter the BB EF.

Canada - Moors and Vaculik will do AA. Black up last on VT, Rogers up last on UB, Vaculik up last on BB, Moors up last on FX. :)

France - Anner Kuhm and Aurelie Malaussena will do all around. Dufournet is up last on her 3 events - vault, uneven bars, and balance beam.

Brazil - Ethiene Franco, Bruna Leal, and Daniele Hypolito will do all around. Daiane dos Santos will do all but BB, and is up 3rd on FX where Hypolito is 4th.

What are your thoughts?