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Eddie Hart

Full name: Edward James "Eddie" Hart
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 10.47 4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 38.19 9,2 1
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 38.54
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 38.96
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