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Joel Shankle

Full name: Joel Warren Shankle
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 2, 1933 in Fines Creek, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Duke Blue Devils, Durham (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In both the 1956 Final Trials and the Olympic Final, Joel Shankle finished third in the 110 meter hurdles behind Lee Calhoun and Jack Davis. Shankle was also a fine long jumper, and decathlete, winning the 1955 NCAA long jump for Duke and placing third in the AAU decathlon that year. He later became a pilot for American Airlines.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.7 (1954); 110H – 13.7y (1956); HJ – 6-4 (1.93) (1955); PV – 13-9 (4.19) (1956); LJ – 24-8¼ (7.52) (1955); Dec – 6445 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Final 3 14.1 14.25 1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 14.0 14.23
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 14.0 14.20