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Merritt Giffin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMerritt Hayward•Giffin
Used nameMerritt•Giffin
Born20 August 1887 in Lockport, Illinois (USA)
Died11 July 1911 in Joliet, Illinois (USA)
Measurements186 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Merritt Giffin of the Chicago AA was leading the 1908 discus throw until Martin Sheridan moved into the lead on his final throw. Giffin won the AAU discus title in 1910. He died fairly young at the age of 23 years in 1911 for unknown reasons.

Personal Best: DT – 42.06 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics Discus Throw, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
  Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men Olympic DNS

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1908 Summer Olympics 16 July 1908 Athletics Discus Throw, Men Final Round 40.70 2