New Zealand kayaker Mike Dawson failed to qualify for the Olympic men's kayak slalom finals Wednesday after being penalized 100 seconds for missing two gates.
This time, Dawson's mother had nothing to do with it.
Kay Dawson, a judge for the event won by Italy's Daniele Molmenti, penalized her son two seconds for hitting a gate Sunday, but Mike Dawson still advanced...
Daniele Molmenti gave himself a gold medal as a birthday present.
The Italian powered down the white water course at the London Olympics to win the men's kayak slalom Wednesday on his 28th birthday.
Molmenti finished 1.35 seconds ahead of Vavrinec Hradilek, who gave the Czech Republic its first medal of these games. Germany's Hannes Aigner, who won bronze.