|Full name||Gretchen Van Zandt Merrill|
|Country represented||United States|
November 2, 1925|
|Died||April 22, 1965
|Skating club||SC of Boston|
Gretchen Merrill (born November 2, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts - died April 22, 1965 in Windsor, Connecticut) was an American figure skater. Gretchen was a six-time (1943–1948) U.S. national champion and thrice placed second in 1941, 1942 and 1949. She was the 1947 European silver medalist and World bronze medalist, winning those medals in the first World and Europeans Championships to be held since 1939. She was the second and last American woman to win a medal at the European Championships; following 1948, the competition was restricted to skaters representing European countries. Merrill placed 8th at the 1948 Winter Olympics.
|North American Championships||2nd|
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