Frank Shakespeare (rower)

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.

Frank Shakespeare
Personal information
Full nameFranklin Bradford Shakespeare
BornMay 31, 1930 (1930-05-31) (age 91)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Medal record

Shakespeare won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1952 Summer Olympics with the American team.[1] In 1982, he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. 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. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Frank Shakespeare". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2008.