Sinitsyna is unlikely to get a spot considering her results. Too many skaters ahead of her. Khromykh should get spots.Would Sinitsyna or Khromykh be at risk of losing spots, since their results this season have been OK but not great, or am I overestimating the cutthroatness of the Russian ladies' field?
RusFed can simply not submit a name of an eligible skater, particularly if there are more that 9 that fill these criteria, and then the skater won't get any spots. They have done this before.Just as a little overview of how GP assignments happen (or are supposed to happen) as by the rules of the ISU (these are of this season's GP, but they largely stay the same each season):
2 GP assignments guaranteed: Placing in the top 12 at the ISU World Championships 2022
1 GP assignment guaranteed: Top 24 in the ISU World Standings, Top 24 in Seasons best scores
Preference in the selection process: "Come-Back" Skaters, "Return" skaters, medalists from the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022
Everything else seems to be left up to the federations and is somewhat shrouded in mystery...