Great Olympians

Biographies - MER


Raúl Ebers Mera Pozzi

B. 1936-06-14, Montevideo, Uruguay
Basketball (1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team bronze 8th 1408
1408


Din Meraj

B. 1925-08-14, represented Pakistan
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1956 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -13.32
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
Men's Team Pursuit R1:16th 4.8
4.8


Marcel Meran

Olympic Competitor nr 455


Gabrou Merawi

B. 1932-09-11, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:8th 0.0091
Men's 10000 metres dnf 0.0026
Men's Marathon sixth 960
960.0117


Emilio Meraz Segura

B. 1909-05-22, represented Mexico
Fencing
1948 1952 HP
Men's Épée, Individual R1:5th QF:5th 0.3890066
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd 1.065
1.4540066


Juan Martín Merbilháa

B. 1925, represented Argentina
Equestrianism - Eventing
1956 HP
Eventing, Individual 8th 320
Eventing, Team sixth 160
480


Carlos Raúl Mercader Arrien

B. 1922-10-16, Montevideo, Uruguay; D. 2010-09-27
Modern Pentathlon
1948 HP
Men's Individual 31st 0.0096
0.0096


Filiberto Mercado

B. 1938-06-28, Pachuca, Hid., Mexico
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.60
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial 24th 0.12
0.12


José Mercado Escareño

B. 1938-05-29, Guadalejara, Jal., Mexico; D. 2013-12-08
Cycling - Track
1964 1968 HP
Men's Sprint Rep1:3rd Rep2:2nd 0.792
Men's 1000 metres Time Trial 13th 21st 39.36
Men's Tandem Rep1:2nd 85
124.152


José Mercado Luna

B. 1928-08-06, Atemajac de Brizuela, Jal., Mexico; D. 2017-05-18
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Pedro Mercado (1)

represented Mexico
Fencing
1928 HP
Men's Épée, Individual QF:12th 0.0014
0.0014


Pedro Mercado (2)

B. 1923-06-29, San Rafael, Argentina; D. 2001-04-02
Equestrianism - Eventing
1952 HP
Three−Day Event, Individual fourth 2000
Three−Day Event, Team dnf 0.4
2000.4


Reinaldo Mercado

B. 1949-09-24, Cayey, Puerto Rico
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R32 1.02
1.02


Carlos A. Mercali

represented Argentina
Hockey
1948 HP
Men's team R1:2nd 410
410


Luciano Mercante

B. 1902-09-04, Cittadella, Italy; D. 1982-01-15
Art Competitions (1 silver)
1936 HP
Sculpture - Medals silver 4000
4000


Eleoncio Mercedes

B. 1957-09-12, La Romana, Dominican Republic; D. 1985-12-22
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Light-Flyweight (-48 kg) R1 1.475
1.475


Carlos Mercenaro Hidalgo

B. 1912-08-12, Lima, Peru
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:6th 0.0027
0.0027


Roy Mercer

Olympic Competitor nr 6535


S.C. Mercer

from London, represented Great Britain
Aquatics - Diving
1928 HP
Men's Springboard QU:7th 1.08
1.08


Désiré Alfred Mérchez

B. 1882-08-16, Lille, France; D. 1968-07-08
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Water Polo (2 bronze)
1900 HP
Men's 1000 m Freestyle R1:12th 40
Men's 200 m Team Race bronze 640
Men's Water Polo bronze 1040
1720

Olympic Competitor nr 1273


Jack Merchant

B. 1899-05-03, Marchfield, Oreg., USA; D. 1972-03-31
Athletics
1920 1924 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:11th 96
Men's Hammer Throw 9th 240
336


Adolphe Mercier

B. 1878-06-10, represented Switzerland
Equestrianism - Dressage
1924 1928 HP
Dressage, Individual 16th 15th 22.1
Dressage, Team 7th 100
122.1


André Mercier

Olympic Competitor nr 864


Émile Mercier

represented France
Archery (1 bronze)
1900 HP
Au Chapelet - 50 m bronze 2560
2560

Olympic Competitor nr 1365


Gaston Mercier

B. 1932-06-05, Paris, France; D. 1974-07-04
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 HP
Coxed Pairs gold 13400
Coxless Fours bronze
Eights fourth
13400


Gilbert Mercier

B. 1931-05-02, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France
Biathlon
1960 HP
Men's 20 km 27th 0.06
0.06


René Mercier

B. 1937-01-22, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France
Biathlon
1960 HP
Men's 20 km 22nd 0.6
0.6


Edouard Louis Joseph "Eddy" Merckx

B. 1945-06-17, Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
Cycling - Road
1964 HP
Men's Road Race 12th 60
60

One of three later winners of the Tour de France in the 1964 Olympic Road Race (with Lucien Aimar and Felice Gimondi)


Guillaume Merckx

B. 1918-04-21, represented Belgium
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team (Rep1) 0.54
0.54


Francesco Mercoli

B. 1894, Milano, Italy; D. 1959
Weightlifting
1928 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 10th 150
150


Merecki

represented the USA
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Music ac 170.9
170.9


Richard Otis "Dick" Meredith

B. 1932-12-22, South Bend, Ind., USA
Ice Hockey (1 gold, 1 silver)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team silver gold 5200
5200


Gertrude Meredith

B. 1892-05-28, Yorkton, Sask., Canada, represented the USA; D. 1986-02-24
Figure Skating
1932 HP
Pairs 7th 500
500


Leon Meredith

B. 1882-02-02, London, England, Great Britain
Cycling - Track & Cycling - Road (1 gold, 1 silver)
1908 1912 1920 HP
Men's Tandem SF:2nd 1500
Men's Team Pursuit gold 3600
Men's 20 km FI:ac 368.4
Men's 100 km FI:dnf 3
Men's Road Race fourth 18th 2003.2
Men's Road Race, Team silver dnf 1016
8490.6

Olympic Competitor nr 3471


Ronald Ashton "Ron" Meredith

B. 1932-05-26, Johannesburg, South Africa
Aquatics - Water Polo
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Team R2:3rd R1:3rd 91
91


James Edwin "Ted" Meredith

B. 1891-11-14, USA; D. 1957-11-02
Track & Field
1912 1920 bonus HP
800 m gold 6400
4x400 m Relay gold fourth 500 2500
400 m fourth SF:4th 1928
9600 728 500 10828

Olympic Competitor nr 5590


Wayne Brent Meredith

B. 1939-10-04, South Bend, Ind., USA
Ice Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Eugenio Merello

B. 1940-03-12, Genova, Italy
Aquatics - Water Polo
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team (fourth) fourth 928
928


Merényi József

B. 1928-04-19, Rákospalota, Hungary; D. 2018-01-28
Speed Skating
1952 HP
Men's 500 metres 32nd 0.004
Men's 1500 metres 21st 0.64
Men's 5000 metres 26th 0.064
Men's 10000 metres 17th 4
4.708


Irving "Toots" Meretsky

B. 1912-04-27, Windsor, Ont., Canada; D. 2006-05-18
Basketball (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Team (silver) 33.8
33.8


Fawzi Merhi

B. 1950-06-20, Beirut, Lebanon
Fencing
1972 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R1:6th -5.24
Men's Foil, Team R1:3rd 22.75
Men's Épée, Team R1:4th 0.778
Men's Sabre, Individual R1:6th -5.24
23.5280048


Marcel Mérignargues

B. 1884, Nîmes, France; D. 1965
Art Competitions
1928 1932 HP
Sculpture 2 works ac 85.50
85.50


Aarre Merikanto

B. 1893-06-29, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1958-09-29
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Music - Compositions for Orchestra AC 37.43
37.43


Antoine Merle

B. 1921-03-22, represented France
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 1952 HP
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) 10th 12th 210
210


Iryna Merleni-Mykulchyn

B. 1982-02-08, Kamianets-Podilskiy, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union
Wrestling, Freestyle (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2004 2008 2012 HP
Women's Flyweight (-48 kg) gold bronze fifth 17437.5
17437.5


Lucien Mérignac

Olympic Competitor nr 354


Daniel Mérillon

Olympic Competitor nr 3302


Count Alexandros Merkati

Olympic Competitor nr 1639


Crawford C. Merkel

B. 1906-06-25, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, USA; D. 1987-03
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Four fourth 1200
1200


Reinhard Merkel

B. 1950-04-16, Hof an der Saale, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 200 metres Individual Medley R1:9th 160
Men's 400 metres Individual Medley sixth 640
800


Theobald "Theo" Merkel

B. 1934-04-16, Ruhpolding, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany; D. 2002-12-25
Biathlon
1968 1972 HP
20 km 12th 50th 50.00000125
4 x 7.5 km Relay 9th 40
90.00000125


Nikolaus Anton "Toni" Merkens

B. 1912-06-21, Köln, N-W, Germany; D. 1944-06-20
Track Cycling (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Sprint gold 9600
9600


Jean-Claude Merkes

B. 1940-12-27, Bordeaux, France
Hockey
1968 HP
Men's Team (10th) 50
50


Josef Merkle

Olympic Competitor nr 6280


Georgios Merkouris

Olympic Competitor nr 2451


Robert Viktorovich Merkulov

B. 1931-08-09, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1956 HP
Men's 1500 metres fifth 1000
1000


Nina Vasilyevna Merkulova

B. 1945-12-08, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Alpine Skiing
1968 1972 HP
Women's Downhill 27th 37th 0.0404
Women's Giant Slalom 40th 33rd 0.00266
Women's Slalom dnf dnf 0.0000416
0.0431016


Danio Merli

B. 1956-06-09, Cremona, Italy
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1976 1980 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 500 metres SF:5th 12.9
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres SF:6th 9th 123.24
136.14


Reidar Johannes Merli

B. 1917-04-01, Høland, Norway; D. 2007-12-29
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 1952 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) sixth fifth 2460
2460


Ernest Merlin

Olympic Competitor nr 5769


Gerald Merlin

Olympic Competitor nr 2475


Giuseppe Merlin

B. 1891-11-20, Boara Pisani, Italy; D. 1967
Weightlifting
1924 HP
Men's Light Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Sidney Louis Walter Merlin

B. 1856-04-26, Piraeus, Greece, national of Great Britain; D. 1952
Shooting (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1896 1900 1906 HP
Men's Military Rifle 10th 23rd 100.192
Men's Free Rifle comp. dnf 132.70075
Men's Military Rifle, Gras Model 7th 300
Men's Military Pistol dnf 11.2
Men's Military Revolver 16th
Men's Muzzle-Loading Pistol dnf 1600
Men's Military Revolver, Gras Model dnf 0.0048
Men's Free Pistol, 25m 12th 30
Men's Free Pistol, 50m 23rd 0.192
Men's Duelling Pistol, au visé 10th 75
Men's Duelling Pistol, au commandement 7th 300
Men's Clay Pigeon 7th 2520
Men's Clay Pigeon, single trap bronze
Men's Clay Pigeon, double trap gold 4800
9869.28955

He and his cousin Gerald were Britons living in Athina, which is why he competed at both Olympics there.

He is the only shooter who also competed in Paris, and since there was no shooting at St. Louis, this makes him the only person to compete at all early Olympiads where his sport was performed.

Olympic Competitor nr 64


Carmelo Merlo

B. 1881-07-16, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fencing
1924 1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual SF:6th R1:3rd R1:6th 6.7500024
Men's Sabre, Team SF:3rd 205
211.7500024


Silvio José Merlo de Marzi

B. 1920-12-06, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sailing
1948 HP
Two-Person Keelboat (Swallow) 14th 20
20


Juan Alberto Merlos Toledo

B. 1945-05-25, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Cycling - Track & Cycling - Road
1964 1968 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:12th 60
Men's Team Pursuit QF R1:9th 550.5
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 7th 300
910.5


Jean Mermet

B. 1932-01-22, Le Pesse, France
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's 15 km 20th 21st 1.64
Men's 30 km 19th 1.6
Men's 4x10 km Relay fourth sixth 7th 660
663.24


Louis Mermillod

B. 1894, represented Switzerland
Track Cycling
1924 HP
Men's Sprint SF:3rd 408
408


Fernand Mermoud

B. 1913-08-20, represented France
Cross-Country Skiing
1936 HP
Men's 18 kilometres 37th 0.0004
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 9th 40
40.0004


Robert Mermoud

B. 1908-09-25, from Vevey, represented Switzerland
Aquatics - Water Polo
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Water Polo R1 QU:3rd 70.06
70.06


Risto Veikko Tapio Meronen

B. 1945-08-17, Vantaa, Finland
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R32 1.02
1.02


Ned Merriam

Olympic Competitor nr 4387


W. G. Merrifield

Olympic Competitor nr 3671


Knud Merrild

B. 1894-05-10, Ødum, Denmark; D. 1954-12-31
Art Competitions
1924 1928 1932 HP
Painting 6 works 384.798
Painting, unknown event 3 works
384.798


Gretchen Van Zandt Merrill

B. 1925-11-02, Boston, Mass., USA; D. 1965-04-22
Figure Skating
1948 HP
Women's Singles 8th 384
384


Janice Melbourne "Jan" Merrill

B. 1956-06-18, New London, Conn., USA
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's 1500 metres 8th 256
256


Leland Gilbert "Lee" Merrill, Jr.

B. 1920-10-04, Danville, Ill., USA; D. 2009-07-28
Freestyle Wrestling (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) bronze 3840
3840


Frederick Merriman

Olympic Competitor nr 4125


John Linden Merriman

B. 1936-06-27, Watford, England, Great Britain; D. 1999-09-30
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 10000 metres 8th 256
256


LaShawn Merritt

B. 1986-06-27, Portsmouth, Virg., USA
Track & Field (2 gold, 1 bronze)
2008 2012 2016 HP
Men's 400 m gold dnf bronze 11200
Men's 4 x 400 m gold gold 4800
16000


George Merry

B. 1929-04-28, Rossland, BC, Canada
Alpine Skiing
1952 HP
Men's Slalom R1:41st 0.000064
0.000064


Mahmoud Mersal

B. 1940-12-16, represented the United Arab Republic (Egypt)
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) R1 1.356
1.356


Sayed Mersal

B. 1937-01-22, represented the United Arab Republic (Egypt)
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-81 kg) QF 861
861


Charles Mersch

B. 1908-01-17, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 1996-01-29
Aquatics - Water Polo
1928 HP
Men's Water Polo R1 24.56
24.56


François Mersch

B. 1913-06-09, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 1983-02-15
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:4th 0.00009
Men's Long Jump nm 0.605
0.60509


Henri Mersch

B. 1929-10-04, Rodange, Luxembourg; D. 1983-07-26
Weightlifting
1960 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+90 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Karl-Heinz Merschenz

B. 1936-11-01, Berlin, Germany, lived in Toronto, represented Canada
Athletics
1968 1972 HP
Men's 20 km Walk 18th 2.56
Men's 50 km Walk 9th dnf 160.00064
162.56064


Osman Mert

B. 1948-01-28, represented Turkey
Weightlifting
1972 HP
Men's Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) 15th 15
15


Heinz Mertel

B. 1936-07-19, Nürnberg, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Shooting
1968 1972 1976 HP
Free Pistol silver 16th fourth 9250.56
9250.56


Christa Merten

B. 1944-10-14, Dobbertin, M-V, Germany, represented West Germany; D. 1986-07-01
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 1500 metres R1:19th 1.6
1.6


Kenneth Owen "Ken" Merten

B. 1945-05-04, Akron, Ohio, USA
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres Breaststroke SF:22nd 0.4
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:15th 10
10.4


Ewald Mertens

B. 1909-09-24, Nordhausen, Thür., Germany; D. 1965-02-07
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 800 metres SF:5th 17.2
17.2


Michel Mertes

B. 1902-01-30, Tintange, Belgium, represented Luxembourg; D. 1971-12-23
Weightlifting
1920 1924 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) dnf 26.4
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) 19th
26.4


Štěpánka Mertová

B. 1930-12-11, Moravičany, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 2004-09-20
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 1960 HP
Women's Discus Throw 8th 11th 480
480


Brigitte Mertz

B. 1957-01-01, Rostock, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 200 m Butterfly 10th 100
100


Glen Alexander Mervyn

B. 1937-02-17, Vancouver, BC, Canada; D. 2000-03-18
Rowing (1 silver)
1960 HP
Men's Eights silver 2000
2000


David Pemberton Merwin

B. 1936-08-17, Canton, Ohio, USA
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak
1956 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 1000 metres R1:4th 82
82


Robert Merz

Olympic Competitor nr 5192

He was born in Praha and played for DFC Prag, Although Bohemia had a separate Olympic team in 1912, they were not allowed to enter a football team because they were not (any longer) members of FIFA. I class the Czech-born members of the Austrian team as Czechs, therefore.


William Merz

B. 1878-04-25, Red Bud, Illinois, United States; D. 1946-03-17, Overland, Missouri, United States
Gymnastics (1 silver, 4 bronze)

Olympic Competitor nr 1715


Mohamed Merzaq

B. 1951, represented Morocco
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team SF:4th 164
164


Dimitrije Merzlikin

B. 1914-11-06, represented Yugoslavia
Gymnastics
1936 HP
Men's Individual combined (6 apparatuses) 63rd -
Men's Team combined (sixth) -
Men's Floor Exercise 52nd -
Men's Vault 81st -
Men's Parallel Bars 66th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 31st 0.0016
Men's Rings 43rd -
Men's Pommeled Horse 85th -
0.0016

I assume this athlete to be Slovenian because all seven other Yugoslav Gymnasts in 1936 are known to be Slovenian.


Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2022-08-22

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