US Olympic champion sprinter Tori Bowie dies at 32 | Inquirer Sports

US Olympic champion sprinter Tori Bowie dies at 32

/ 02:47 PM May 04, 2023

FILE PHOTO: Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women’s 100 metres victory ceremony – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 7, 2017 – Tori Bowie of the U.S. (Gold) poses with her medal.

FILE PHOTO: Tori Bowie of the U.S. (Gold) poses with her medal after women’s 100 meters victory. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

World champion sprinter and three-time Olympic medalist Tori Bowie has died at the age of 32, her management company announced on Wednesday.

Bowie ran the anchor leg on a 4×100 team with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix and English Gardner to capture the gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Bowie, a Mississippi native, also won the silver medal in the 100 meters and bronze in the 200.


“We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away,” Icon Management said in a statement on Twitter. “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.”


Per the Guardian, Bowie was found dead in her home in Florida. Her cause of death was not immediately known.

Bowie became a world champion in both the women’s 100 and 4×100 in London in 2017.

“USATF is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion,” USA Track and Field wrote on Twitter. “Her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”

Also on Wednesday, World Athletics announced that Olympic medalist Calvin Davis has died. He was 51.

Davis captured the bronze in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1996 Atlanta Games. He also was part of the 4×400-meter relay team that won gold at the 1995 World Indoor Championships in Barcelona.

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