London Olympics Kayak Slalom Men

Things didn't go as planned for Scott Parsons. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Things didn’t go as planned for Scott Parsons. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

competes in the heats of the K-1 men’s canoe slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)