This post originally appeared as part of a special week we hosted here called Cat-O-Lympics. Jim and Bob were the announcers we created to give the play by play. So much fun! Hope you enjoy it too.
Jim: Well it's the first day of competition here at Fin-Land, and events don't get more exciting than the balance beam Bob.
Bob: That's right Jim. This event is going to take skill and agility. Let's take a look closer look at the course.
Jim: Let me walk our viewer's through the action we've come to expect here at the Balance Beam. The Cathlete is going to jump on the edge of the tub from the far right. It's critical she sticks the landing. She'll need to walk across the narrow ledge to the counter on the left, at that point there will be a quick but difficult jump from the narrow ledge to the counter. The prize will be a cool sip of water right from the tap.
Bob: What's that on the floor Jim? Is that some kind of... water feature?
Jim: Yes Bob, it's a bowl filled with water. It makes this course extremely challenging! Oh look Bob, here comes our competitor...
::a hush falls over the audience as the cathlete surveys the field::
Jim: :Whispering:: Look at that tail switch Bob, she is focused! Looks like she's inspecting the apparatus up close and personal, getting a feel for the conditions. This is a slick course...
Bob: She seems very focused on the left side of the course. She.... Oh My COD!
Bob: Is it over Jim?! Will this be a disqualification?
Jim: We'll have to wait for the call Bob. It's such a shame, because if you look at the style points, at the dangling paw, she could be in the running for gold! She seems to be awaiting her award on the podium.
Bob: I hear from the judges that she has been disqualified for that maneuver! What an upset!