DALPI = PLAID
NLATP = PLANT
XIERIL = ELIXIR
BUUESD = SUBDUE
THE GYMNAST’S SKILL ON THE ASYMMETRICAL BARS WAS – – –
PLA LAN ELR UDE = UNPARALLELED
Good Morning, Everyone! 🥇NOBODY DOES IT BETTER…BAR NONE 🥇
🎶 Yeah, you could be the GREATEST…You can be the BEST…You can be the King Kong banging on your chest. You could BEAT THE WORLD… You could BEAT the war…You could talk to God, go banging on His door…When you’re standing in the HALL OF FAME, and the world’s gonna know your name… ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame…And the world’s gonna know your name…And you’ll be on the walls of the HALL OF FAME…🎶 “Hall of Fame” – The Script 2012 (Simone Biles-USA)
🥇There’s no way to look at gymnasts not admiring their skill,
They train themselves to do such things, where me it’d surely kill.
They twist their bodies like a vine, a PLANT does come to mind,
Determination and true grit, one wonders where they find.
Like ribbons of the brightest PLAID, they curl their bodies round,
And stand upon the parallel bars without hitting the ground.
I’d need magic ELIXIR to balance and to leap…
I’m better with a movement that cries SUBDUE…so to speak…
So I salute Simone Biles…her praises be upheld…
And kudos for her many feats that are UNPARALLELED!🥇
With our work week winding down, David has once again chosen to give us all Sweet Repeats to contend with today. And judging from the Early Birds’ reactions, they’re all pretty much routine. ELIXIR goes as far back as 01/21/10, and takes the gold as our oldest entry, while it’s SUBDUE that’s been shown most recently, on 09/16/18. And with all new anagrams, it’s given us a little extra time to spend at the bar…So let’s leap right in…
Simone Biles….’Nuff said. The girl completely floors me. Today we find ourselves watching Simone at a practice session, most likely at the World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, the gym owned by her family. With the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships set to be held in Stuttgart, Germany from October 4th to the 13th, todays’ puzzle couldn’t be more timely. We see Simone, doing what she does best, mastering the UNEVEN PARALLEL bars. Uneven parallel bars, also called ASYMMETRICAL bars, are the gymnastics apparatus developed in the 1930s and used in women’s competition. And just this past August, the five-time Olympic medalist became the first woman to perfect the triple-twist, double-flip move. Simone just keeps making history….So in answer to our question? Simone’s skill is…UNPARALLELED! Good one, David…you’re always raising the bar!
Eye candy…We meet Simone‘s former coach, Aimee Boorman, an executive director of women’s gymnastics, as she speaks with Laurent Landi, (the man who replaced her as coach, after she moved to Florida), and they’re both beaming with delight. Aside from them, the panel consists of a balance beam with a mat at back, and something that may not be all that recognizable to those of you who aren’t familiar with gymnastics. Because gymnasts use a lot of equipment, it’s crucial that a gymnast can hold onto it all as he or she performs the routines. A sweaty hold can cause accidents, so the gymnasts use chalk to help absorb the sweat and get a better more reliable grip. They “powder” their hands, and even their legs…a lot. And the gray globe like structure on the stand to the right of the panel is the American Athletic Inc.©️Chalk Holder, which contains the magnesium carbonate that gymnasts use. And that’s my eye candy…So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone! And now I’m ready to chalk this all up and split…🤸🏻♀️🙋🏻