American sprinter Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medallist & former 100m world champion, has died aged 32. Check out her cause of death here
Tori Bowie : Death | Cause of death | Net worth
Born in Sand Hill, Rankin County, Mississippi, she attended Pisgah High School and began competing in track for the school.
As a junior in 2007, Bowie won Mississippi state high school championships in the 100 m and the long jump; as a senior in 2008, she won state championships in the 100 m, 200 m, and long jump.
She also won three state titles in the 4×100 m relay, as well as competing on the state team in women’s basketball.
Bowie gained an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern Mississippi, doing an interdisciplinary degree in psychology and social work.
Tori Bowie death
United States athlete Tori Bowie has passed away aged 32. Her representatives, Icon Management, confirmed her tragic death in a statement on social media and tributes have poured in from the world of athletics.
The statement read: “We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of light that shined so bright! We’re truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family and friends.”
The United States Track and Field team tweeted: “USATF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion. Her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”
US athletics star Noah Lyles also responded with a tribute, writing: “I can’t believe this. I had just heard word of her going to be with her sister back home and now this. This breaks my heart to hear and I will keep the family in my prayers.”
She was part of the US relay team which won gold in the 4x100m at the Rio 2016 Olympic games, also winning silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m in Brazil.
Bowie also won two gold medals at the 2017 World Athletic Championships held in London, again triumphing in the relay as well as winning individual 100m gold.
Tori Bowie Cause of death
A cause of death has not been released after Bowie was found dead at her home in Florida. Bowie competed in long jump, 100m and 200m and was a three-time Olympic medalist.
Bowie’s management company was among the first to pay tribute to the star, describing her as a “beacon of light” in a touching tribute. “We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister,” Icon Management wrote in a Twitter post. “Tori was a champion…a beacon of light that shined so bright! We’re truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family and friends.”
Bowie was born and grew up in Mississippi, and won two state high school championships in the 100-metre and 200-metre sprints as well as long jump, plus three state titles in the 4×100 relay.
She also won the 100-metre sprint and 4×100 relay at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
Two years earlier, she won bronze in the 100-metre sprint at the 2015 championships in Beijing. She finished fourth in long jump at the 2019 World Championships in Qatar.
USA Track and Field said Bowie’s “impact on the sport is immeasurable” and that she will be “greatly missed”.
The three-time Olympic medalist has amassed a whopping net worth of $5 million.
Bowie’s net worth is largely the result of her success as an American Track and Field Athlete.