Full name: Merritt Hayward Giffin
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: August 20, 1887 in Lockport, Illinois, United States
Died: July 11, 1911 in Joliet, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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.
Personal Best: DT – 42.06 (1908).
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's Discus Throw||United States||USA||2||Silver||OR|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||2||OR||40.70||133-6½|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||United States||Final Round||2||OR||40.70||133-6½|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||1||QU/OR||40.70||133-6½|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||Group C||1||OR||40.70||133-6½|