The team may have given up on XC/MJ for Rio. BYX/LC is now on track to be the 2nd XD pair for Rio. So BYX may be held back from WD.
Unless they botch the next two tournaments, MJ/TYT seems the team's choice for Rio.
Very intriguing for the 2nd spot is ODN/YXH. They play a totally different game from other pairs. If they can prove themselves after being studied, they will lock up the second spot with their performance on court. Interestingly, they were not entered into Australian Open or Indonesia Open. But they stand a good chance to play in the World Championships to make their case.
Due to ZYL's XD Gold duty and WXL's suspect condition, WXL/ZYL will only be the insurance policy at this point.
The Twins and whatever pairings with ZQX and TJH are not without their chances, but only if the above pairs stumble.
It seems to me that Tang Yuanting will be going to Rio. Question is, who will be her partner.
Assuming that Bao Yixin and Zhao Yunlei won't be playing in two events, that leaves the rest of the WD players to be her partner.
Ma Jin and Yu Yang are two possibilities since both have partnered with her before. I think Ma Jin could possibly be her partner because of her strong front court coverage, which is very advantageous to Tan Yuanting as her back court play is strong.
Other pairs could be the Luo twins, provided their style changes a little. Ou Dongni/Yu Xiaohan may be another possible pair, but it depends on how well they are faring. A random pair might be Wang Xiaoli/Tang Jinhua.
since it is very likely that Zhang Nan will double up in XD and MD, so the chances of ZYL doubling up in XD and WD is slim.
Plus, ZYL is not young anymore. It's too much risk for her to maintain high WRs (ie within top 4) in two disciplines for the entire qualification period.
At most, I think ZYL (perhaps with TQ) will be the backup pair, staying within top 10 perhaps, just in case the top two pairs stumble.
As for who will partner with TYT, either MJ or BYX would do. YY's recent statement suggests that coaches have not made up their mind yet. MJ is definitely ditching XC, so she definitely needs TYT for WD. If BYX goes with LC for XD, i think LYB will let BYX plays in two disciples since she is still young.
I don't think LYB owes YY anything. YY won gold in 2008 already. YY and LYB are even.
TYT is a lovely girl; let's hope she will find a good partner and WIN. We are about to witness the meteoric rise of TYT in the next 12 months, ala LYR's rise in 2012.