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American sprinter, long jumper, Tori Bowie, Olympic medallist in the 100m in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and then 2017 London World Athletics Championships has died at the age of 32.
Her sports agency and World Athletics announced on Wednesday. ” We have lost a client, a dear friend, a daughter and a sister. Tori was a champion and a real ray of sunshine,” wrote her agency Icon Sport Management on her social networks without providing circumstances of the death.
USATF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion.— USATF (@usatf) May 3, 2023
Her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/AHu5SejZ5N
Bowie won three Olympic medals in 2016 in Rio with gold in the 4x100m relay, silver in the 100m behind Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah and bronze in the 200m. She then became world champion in the 100m in 2017 in London, where she also won the 4x100m relay.
Her 100m personal best is 10.78.
Fellow athlete Lolo Jones wrote, “Too young. Gutted to hear about Tori Bowie. Incredible talent. A beautiful runner. I pray for the comfort of her family, thank you for blessing us with her. The running community mourns an incredible loss.”