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Jack Merchant

Full name: John William "Jack" Merchant
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: May 3, 1899 in Marshfield, Oregon, United States
Died: March 31, 1972 in Berkeley, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jack Merchant was unusual as he competed at the Olympics in 1920 in the long jump and in 1924 in the hammer throw. As a weight thrower he was AAU hammer champion in 1927 and 1929, and NCAA shot put and hammer throw champion in 1922. He competed for Cal Berkeley and the Olympic Club.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.11 (23-4) (1922); HT – 52.23 (171-4¼) (1922).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 11T QR
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 9

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 11T QR
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round 11T 6.500

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 9 41.455
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 41.455
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