This mobile phone photo provided by Lee Medcalf shows Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, dangling in midair above the crowds at an open-air viewing site at east London�s Victoria Park, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Medcalf)
Johnson had a sense of humor about the mid-air mishap, as his office released a statement later in the day, "Clearly the judges are likely to mark him down for artistic interpretation and, unlike Team GB, he won’t be bagging any gold medals today but he remains unbowed,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Unfortunately for the jolly mayor, many others have a sense of humor about the zipline snag too.
Photoshopped pictures of the Johnson hanging from Bradley Wiggins' victorious fist, President Barack Obama's fishing rod, Justin Beiber's finger and coming in back up Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible scene have flooded the Internet, the most popular source being a WordPress blog called "DangleBoris," reports the Huffington Post.