Frank Shakespeare (rower)

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Frank Shakespeare
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Full name Franklin Bradford Shakespeare
Born May 31, 1930 (1930-05-31) (age 87)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Franklin Bradford "Frank" Shakespeare (born May 31, 1930) is an American competition rower and Olympic champion, and later naval officer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Shakespeare won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1952 Summer Olympics with the American team.[1]

In 1982, the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Frank Shakespeare.

In 1996, Shakespeare ran the Olympic Torch in the relay for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia as the only Delawarean Olympic medal winner at the time.


  1. ^ "Frank Shakespeare". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 10, 2008.