OMAHA, Neb. -- Seven will have to be enough for Michael Phelps this time.
Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, announced Monday that the swimmer will not compete in the 200-meter freestyle in London. That means Phelps misses a chance to match the record eight Olympic gold medals he won in Beijing four years ago.
"No one should be expected to do that twice," Bowman said. "Once was more than enough."
The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials concluded an eight-day run Monday as three more swimmers punched tickets to London.
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Jessica Hardy, who already had made the team by winning the 100 free last week, touched first in the 50 free in 24.50. Kara Lynn Joyce was second in 24.73. Both expressed "surprise" at earning Olympic spots in the event.
Hardy failed to make the team in her 100 breaststroke specialty but will swim two events nonetheless.
"I couldn't have predicted this in a million years," said Hardy, whose positive drug test kept her from competing in Beijing.
Dara Torres, 45, did not qualify for her sixth Olympic team, finishing fourth in 24.82. Torres said Monday's race was her last.
"Looking realistically, that's pretty good for a 45-year-old," Torres said. "I'm competing against girls half my age."
Andrew Gemmell and Connor Jaeger qualified in the 1,500, the last of 47 swimmers who will compete in individual events in London. The U.S. won 31 medals in 2008, with Australia taking 20, and the Americans have expectations of at least as many this summer.
U.S. swimmers have the fastest times in the world in 28 individual events this year. They also should be strong in the six relays -- three women's and three men's -- though the Australians are favored in the men's 400 freestyle relay.
"It doesn't mean anything as far as the gold medal, but it's [a good indication of where we stand]," U.S. women's coach Teri McKeever said. "... I think we have an opportunity to do better than that. Time will tell."
Bowman said Phelps is dropping the 200 free in part to keep him fresh for the 400 free relay. It is the same day as the preliminaries and semifinals of the 200 free.
"We've felt comfortable with what he swam here [at the Trials], except when we started to think about putting in the relays, something had to give," Bowman said. "...It sort of helps him out in the middle of the program, which I think will really help him out at the end."
Phelps had qualified in the same eight events at this year's Olympic trials, winning the 100 fly, 200 IM, 200 free and 200 fly while finishing second to Ryan Lochte in the 400 IM. He also will swim on all three relays.
Lochte and Missy Franklin also will swim seven events in London, with Franklin the first American woman to try the feat.
Phelps and Lochte now will go head-to-head in only two events -- the individual medleys -- after Phelps' withdrawal from the 200 free.
Former University of Texas swimmer Ricky Berens found out through Twitter he would be replacing Phelps in the 200 free. Berens had finished third in the event last week, earning him a spot on the 4x200 relay.
"Words can't describe how I am feeling right now," Berens tweeted. "If Twitter is right, I am swimming the 200 free at the Olympics!!!!! This is nuts!!!"