(CMR) Tori Bowie, a three-time 2016 Olympic sprint medalist and 2017 World 100m champion, has died at age 32, according to her management company.
Icon Management said: “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.”
Bowie, raised by her grandmother in rural Mississippi, converted from the long jump to the sprints in 2014 and was the world’s fastest woman in the 100m that year.
She won 100m silver and 200m bronze and anchored the U.S. 4x100m relay to gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In 2017, she won the 100m at the world championships. Bowie remains the lone American woman to win an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
Bowie then re-added the long jump, placing fourth at the 2019 Worlds in her last major competition. Her last competition overall was in June 2022.