John Merricks

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John Merricks
Medal record
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Men's Sailing
Olympic Games
Silver Atlanta 1996 470

John Merricks (February 16, 1971 - October 15, 1997) was an English sailor. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he received the silver medal in the 470 class along with his sailing partner, Ian Walker.[1]

At the 1996 470-European-Sailing-Championship he won with his Partner Ian Walker the bronze medal.

Merricks died in a car accident in Italy on October 15, 1997. Both he and Ian Walker were passengers in a minivan when the driver lost control.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Sailing" (Retrieved on April 17, 2009)
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-34-2