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World Championships Women's Team Finals Lineups

World Championships Women's Team Finals Lineups
The first medals of the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships will be handed out tomorrow in the women's team final. Here's a look at the lineups just released from each of the 8 teams, in the order which they advanced to the final. 

Team USA
(starting on vault)
Vault: Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney
Uneven Bars: Sabrina Vega, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas
Balance Beam: Sabrina Vega, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber
Floor: McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber, Alexandra Raisman

Team Russia (starting on vault)
Vault: Ksenia Afaneseva, Victoria Komova, Tatiana Nabieva
Uneven Bars: Anna Dementyeva, Victoria Komova, Tatiana Nabieva
Balance Beam: Yulia Ishina, Victoria Komova, Anna Dementyeva 
Floor: Yulia Belokobylskaya, Victoria Komova, Ksenia Afanaseva

Team China (starting on bars)
Vault: Jiang Yuyuan, Huang Qiushuang, Yao Jinnan
Uneven Bars: Yao Jinnan, Huang Qiushuang, Tan Sixin
Balance Beam: Yao Jinnan, Tan Sixin, Sui Lu
Floor: Tan Sixin, Yao Jinnan, Sui Lu

Team Romania (starting on bars)
Vault: Diana Chelaru, Raluca Haidu, Catalina Ponor
Uneven Bars: Raluca Haidu, Amelia Racea, Ana Porgras
Balance Beam: Amelia Racea, Catalina Ponor, Ana Porgras
Floor: Diana Chelaru, Diana Bulimar, Catalina Ponor

Team Japan (starting on beam)
Vault: Yuko Shintake, Asuka Teramoto, Rie Tanaka
Uneven Bars: Rie Tanaka, Asuka Teramoto, Koko Tsurumi
Balance Beam: Asuka Teramoto, Yu Minobe, Koko Tsurumi
Floor: Kyoko Oshima, Rie Tanaka, Koko Tsurumi

Team Australia (starting on beam)
Vault: Ashleigh Brennan, Emily Little, Lauren Mitchell
Uneven Bars: Georgia Rose Brown, Lauren Mitchell, Larissa Miller
Balance Beam: Ashleigh Brennan, Mary Ann Monckton, Lauren Mitchell
Floor: Larissa Miller, Ashleigh Brennan, Lauren Mitchell

Team Germany (starting on floor)
Vault: Nadine Jarosch, Elizabeth Seitz, Oksana Chusovitina 
Uneven Bars: Kim Bui, Lisa Katharina Hill, Elisabeth Seitz
Balance Beam: Nadine Jarosch, Oksana Chusovitina, Elizabeth Seitz 
Floor: Kim Bui, Elisabeth Seitz, Nadine Jarosch

Team Great Britain (starting on floor)
Vault: Danusia Francis, Hannah Whelan, Imogen Cairns
Uneven Bars: 
Balance Beam: Jennifer Pinches, Danusa Francis, Hannah Whelan 
Floor: Imogen Cairns, Hannah Whelan, Beth Tweddle

The biggest surprise of these lineups is that 2008 Olympic and 2009 World uneven bars Champion He Kexin will not compete for China on uneven bars. He fell during the qualifying rounds, missing the individual event finals, so her time here in Tokyo is done. I attended the Chinese training session just a few moments ago and during the bars rotation, He was struggling on her jaeger mix grip combination and looked to be in pain from a leg/groin injury. 

Judging by these lineups, who do you think has the best shot at a medal? 
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