Allison Schmitt (USA) following her womens 200m freestyle heat Monday during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
LONDON -- One more race could mean a complete, shiny collection of Olympic medals for Allison Schmitt.
The 22-year-old from Canton, Mich., is thinking about a gold medal to match the silver and bronze the University of Georgia swimmer already picked up this week at the Olympics.
Just don't expect her to say the word.
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When asked if she's missing a medal of a particular color, Schmitt grinned.
"You guessed it. You're trying to get me to say it," she said. "I'm just trying to bring home a medal for the U.S. (Tuesday)."
Schmitt recorded a time of 1 minutes, 56.15 seconds Monday in the semifinals of the women's 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatics Centre.
The time was second-fastest among qualifiers, trailing Australia's Bronte Barratt (1:56.08) and three-hundredths of a second ahead of medal rival Camille Muffat of France.
Schmitt already has pocketed a silver in the 400-meter freestyle and bronze from the 4x100-meter relay this week.
The finals for the 200 freestyle take place Tuesday night.
"All I was trying to do (Monday) was get a lane for the final," said Schmitt, who will return to Georgia after finishing the Olympics. "I wanted to finish in the top three, and that's exactly what I did."
Bob Bowman, Schmitt's coach, said the student raised her marks - but must do even more to step to the front of the international class.
"Allison took a solid step forward in the semifinal," said Bob Bowman, her coach. "She will need to make some improvements (today) if she wants to compete for a gold medal. Her attitude is good and she is looking forward to the challenge."
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Support from those in Michigan - she also has trained in Ann Arbor, Mich. - has buoyed her spirits five time zones away.
"The training back in Michigan ... it was a great experience, which is why I decided to redshirt (from Georgia) this year," she said.
Schmitt said she's eager to "go home to Michigan and show everyone" the medals already around her neck.
Now, she'll find out if there's another one coming - in a different color.
"I'm just excited to race," she said.
(Bryce Miller, Des Moines Register/USA Today)