Sharon Couch
Personal information
Born (1969-09-13) September 13, 1969 (age 54)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Weight139 lb (63 kg)
Event(s)Long jump, 100 m hurdles
College teamUniversity of North Carolina
Coached byRandy Huntington
Loren Seagrave
Paul Doyle

Sharon Renee Couch-Jewell (born September 13, 1967, in Richmond, Virginia) is an American track and field athlete who specialized in the long jump and sprint hurdles originating in Amelia, a small county in Virginia.[2] She represented her country at the 1992 and 2000 Summer Olympics as well as one indoor and three outdoor World Championships.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 11th Long jump 6.00 m (w)
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th Long jump 6.66 m
World Cup Havana, Cuba 4th Long jump 6.59 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 18th (q) Long jump 6.12 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 24th (q) Long jump 6.19 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 28th (q) Long jump 6.30 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 25th (q) Long jump 6.37 m
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 6th Long jump 6.57 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.00 s

Personal bests