Tori Bowie, Olympic medallist and world champion, dies at 32

The athletic world is mourning the loss of Tori Bowie, a 32 12 months outdated, three-time Olympic medallist and 2017 a hundred metres World Champion, who handed away recently. Bowie was finest recognized for anchoring the United States group that secured a 4x100m relay gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She additionally earned silver within the 100m and bronze in the 200m during the same games.
USA Track and Field (USATF) and Bowie’s management firm confirmed the news of her passing.
Bowie was discovered dead at her residence in Orlando, Florida after the local sheriff’s division mentioned they went “for a well-being check of a lady in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in a number of days.” The division mentioned they were not treating the death as suspicious.
Bowie, who was raised by her grandmother in Mississippi, switched from long bounce to sprinting in 2014 and soon turned the fastest lady globally. She garnered worldwide consideration by stopping a Jamaican sweep of the 100m medals at the Rio Olympics. She also received the 100m world title in London in 2017 and remains the only American woman to win an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
Tributes poured in from athletes around the globe in mild of her passing. Retired US sprinter Justin Gatlin praised her. He said…
“Tori was a beautiful human being and had a smile that made you want to smile too.”
Long jumper Brittney Reese additionally honoured her fellow Mississippian. Factors said…
“You have made lots of us proud. Thank you for representing our state of Mississippi such as you did.”
Jamaican runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce tweeted…
“My coronary heart breaks for the household of Tori Bowie. A nice competitor and supply of sunshine. Your energy and smile will at all times be with me. Rest in peace.”
US Olympic athlete Lolo Jones additionally paid tribute, calling Bowie…
“A beautiful runner” and “an unimaginable expertise.”
After her Olympic success in 2016, Bowie obtained a hero’s welcome in her residence state, with the governor declaring November 25, 2016, “Tori Bowie Day.” Her high school, Pisgah High School, in the small town of Sand Hillary, put up an indication marking “Tori Bowie Lane” on its campus.
In 2019, Bowie returned to the long bounce occasion and finished fourth on the world championships in Doha, her final major competitors. Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, expressed his condolences in a statement, saying…

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