Sharon Jewell

Sharon Ann Jewell (born 9 April 1960 in Little Rock[1]) is a former US Olympian in the sport of taekwondo.[2] She would train at Howard University under Dong Ja Yang.[3] Sharon would earn a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.[2] While there she would meet and date Olympic wrestler, Rodney Smith.[2] After her career she became a taekwondo referee.[4]

Her father, Jerry Jewell (politician), was the first African-American member of the Arkansas State Senate.[2]


  1. ^ Olympedia – Sharon Jewell
  2. ^ a b c d "Fighting the good fights". Team USA. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Ebony". Johnson Publishing Company. May 1992. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. ^ Lucas, Ryan As taekwondo players, Cheryl Kalanoc and Sharon Jewell were trailblazers. 15 July 2014