Tori Bowie, the Olympic and World Athletics Champion in the women’s 100m, has passed away at the age of 32. The cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Bowie was a standout athlete throughout her career. She won three Olympic medals and six World Championships medals, including three golds in the 100m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay events. She also won the 100m gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.
Bowie began her track and field career at the age of 23, after a stint in collegiate basketball. She quickly rose through the ranks and became one of the fastest women in the world, breaking the 11-second barrier in the 100m in 2014.
Bowie’s success on the track was not limited to individual events. She was also a key member of the US relay teams, helping them win gold in the 4x100m and 4x400m at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Tributes have poured in for Bowie from around the world of athletics. USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel said, “Tori’s legacy as a world and Olympic champion will be remembered forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”
Bowie’s death is a tragic loss for the track and field community. She will be remembered as one of the greatest sprinters of her generation, and her achievements on the track will continue to inspire future generations of athletes.