That's one decision the Slovak federation might really come to regret. They should have waited to see how things develop this season and not have made it so hastily. Skaters' shape can change drastically from one month to the next, let alone one season to another.
Simancikova has done really well last season and did great in earning the spot in the first place but this season has been a disaster for her so far. I'm not sure if it's an injury or a growth spurt or anything else but she hasn't had a good event so far. Rajicova has had mch better results so far and it would be unfair to deny her Olympics when Simancikova isn't even likely to make the FS.