Full name: John William "Jack" Merchant
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: United States
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).
|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|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||11T QR|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||11T||6.500|
|1924 Summer||25||Paris||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||9||41.455|
|1924 Summer||25||Paris||Athletics||United States||Qualifying Round||9||41.455|