LONDON -- Natalie Coughlin apparently will not get a chance to win a record 13th medal during these Olympics.
Allison Schmitt, not Coughlin, was selected to fill the final spot for the United States in the 400-meter medley relay. The lineup has not officially been released, but Dana Vollmer tweeted the lineup late Saturday afternoon.
Coughlin did not make the U.S. team in any individual events, but she did qualify for the 400-meter freestyle relay. The U.S. won gold in the event, so Coughlin won her 12th career Olympic medal, lifting her into a tie with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the lead among America's female swimmers.
The U.S. enters two swimmers in each of the four individual 100-meter events. In Friday's medley relay preliminaries, the U.S. used the swimmer who finished with the second-best time in each event. In the finals, the U.S planned to use the swimmer who finished with the best time in each event,