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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Leaghanna Sharp: Creswell's 12-year-old Taekwondo virtuoso


January 31, 2019

Erin Tierney / The Creswell Chronicle

Leaghanna Sharp, 12, of Creswell, has been front-kicking since she was a toddler.

Her name is Leaghanna Sharp, and boy does she know how to pack a punch... and a kick.

When she was seven years old, Leaghanna first earned her Black Belt. Now at age 12, she's got loads of awards under her hard-earned belt in Taekwondo, an ancient Korean art form of self-defense.

She's kind of a big deal.

Leaghanna, a seventh grader at Creswell Middle School, has earned over 25 state championships, is a three-time national winner, and a is one-time world champ.

She does it all, competing in form, combat fighting, weapon fighting and sparring. Her movements are fluent, her posture is po...

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