|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Merritt Hayward•Giffin|
|Born||20 August 1887 in Lockport, Illinois (USA)|
|Died||11 July 1911 in Joliet, Illinois (USA)|
|Measurements||186 cm / 84 kg|
|Affiliations||Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)|
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).
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||Discus Throw, Men||Olympic||2||Silver||Representing United States|
|Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|1908 Summer Olympics||16 July 1908||Athletics||Discus Throw, Men||Final Round||40.70||2|