Tori Bowie, the American sprinter who made a name for herself as a short-distance runner, has tragically passed away at the age of 32. According to reports from the Associated Press, Bowie was found dead at her home in Orlando, Florida on May 2. Her death has shocked the world of sports and left fans mourning the loss of a true superstar.
Bowie had achieved great success during her career as a sprinter. In 2015, she won her first major medal at the Beijing World Championships, finishing third in the women’s 100 meters. She followed this up with an impressive performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she won three medals – silver in the women’s 100 meters, bronze in the 200 meters, and gold in the 4×100 meters relay.
At the 2017 London World Championships, Bowie continued her winning streak by claiming the gold medal in the women’s 100 meters and anchoring the US team to victory in the 4×100 meters relay. She also competed in the long jump event at the 2019 Doha World Championships, where she finished in fourth place.
Despite her impressive track record, Bowie had been struggling with a decline in performance in recent years. She was not selected for the US team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and had not competed in any races since June 2022.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Bowie was known for her fashion sense and had worked as a model for various brands. Her sudden death has left her fans and fellow athletes in shock and mourning.
The International Association of Athletics Federations and the US Track and Field Association have both expressed their condolences on Bowie’s passing. Fellow athlete Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time, took to social media to pay tribute to Bowie, writing, “My condolences to Tori Bowie’s family. She was a great competitor and always shone brightly. Your smile will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.”