Full name: Edward James "Eddie" Hart
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: April 24, 1949 in Martinez, California, United States
Affiliations: Bay Area Striders/University of California, Berkeley
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
After winning his heat in the 1972 Olympic 100m, Eddie Hart, together with Rey Robinson, failed to arrive at the start in time to compete in the second round. It was tragic, for Hart had equalled the world record of 9.9 in winning the Final Trials and had looked like a certain medalist and possible champion. He gained some consolation and revenge later in the Games when he ran the anchor leg, holding off 100m champion Valery Borzov of the USSR, on the relay team that set a new world record. While at Cal/Berkeley, Hart won the 1970 NCAA 100y but never figured prominently at the AAU meet, his best placing being sixth in 1969. He retired at the end of 1972 but made a comeback in 1978 and for two years was again ranked among the top U.S. sprinters.
Personal Bests: 100y – 9.2 (1969); 100 – 10.07 (1978); 220y – 20.5 (1970).
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||United States||USA||1 h11r1/4|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1972 Summer||23||München||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Eleven||1||QU||10.47||4|