I wasn't expecting Gamova as she can still play at a high level; however, I understand that she wasn't as healthy this year. Maybe sshe wants to move on in her personal life. Wish her all the best
Sokolova - not a big fan of hers, and she has been on the decline for the last few years. However, I wish her all the best.
Russia needs a backup OPP. I haven't been overly impressed with Malykh this season, so she will have to step up in the backup role.