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Roy Mercer

Full name: Eugene Leroy "Roy" Mercer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 30, 1888 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 2, 1957
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Roy Mercer competed in track for Penn, but was better known as a football player for the Quakers. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He graduated from Penn with an MD degree, but later became Dean of the department of physical education at Penn. At the 1912 Olympics, he also competed in the baseball demonstration event.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1912); 400 – 49.9 (1912); PV – 3.60 (11-9¾) (1912); LJ – 7.28 (23-10¾) (1912); Dec – 5825 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 5
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 6

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 5 6.97
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 6.97
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 6.97
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 6.97
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 6.84
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 6.84

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912AT) P(1985T) T D H
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 6 7,074.995 5.825
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 100 metres 1T OB 952,4 808 11.0
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Three 1 952,4 808 11.0
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Long jump 2 843.20 776 6.84
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Shot put 23 496 471 9.76
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States High jump 13T 650 504 1.65
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 400 metres 1 OB 943.60 813 49.9
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Three 1 943.60 813 49.9
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Discus throw 18 258.62 309 21.95
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 4T 867.00 662 16.4
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Three 1 867.0 662 16.4
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Pole vault 1 OB 940.6 509 3.60
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Javelin throw 14 380.975 332 32.32
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 1,500 metres 7 742.6 641 4:46.3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Two 2 742.6 641 4:46.3
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