Tori Bowie has died, according to her management company and World Athletics. Check out how did Tori Bowie die.
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Bowie competed collegiately for the University of Southern Mississippi and was a two-time NCAA Division I long jump champion, winning indoors and outdoors in 2011.
After the 2014 World Indoor Championships, where she made her international debut competing in the long jump, she switched her focus to the sprints.
Bowie began competing in track and field professionally in 2013. At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships she was a 100 m semi-finalist and narrowly missed the long jump team for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics after finishing fourth in that event.
She also competed on the IAAF Diamond League circuit for the first time, long jumping at the Adidas Grand Prix and Herculis meets.
How did Tori Bowie die
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 was not married and hence did not have a husband. The Olympic sprint champion has never been married.
Tori Bowie death cause
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”.