Joel Shankle

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Joel Shankle
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BornMarch 2, 1933
DiedApril 8, 2015(2015-04-08) (aged 82)
Culpeper, Virginia

Joel Shankle (March 2, 1933 – April 8, 2015) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 110 meter hurdles. He competed for the United States in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia in the 110 meter hurdles where he won the bronze medal. Shankle attended Duke University and was honored as the first ACC Male Athlete of the Year in 1954, he was also a graduate of Randolph-Macon Academy, which honored him as their Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2013.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Joel Shankle". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25.
  • Joel Shankle's obituary
Preceded by
ACC Male Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Dickie Hemric