|Born||11 November 1931|
Durban, South Africa
Thomas Shardelow (born 11 November 1931) is a South African cyclist. He competed at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. At the 1952 Olympics, he won silver medals in the 4,000 metres team pursuit and 2,000 metres tandem events.
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