Track and Field Star Tori Bowie Passes Away at 32
Written by A.M. Ray aka Jamm on May 3, 2023
Tori Bowie, an American track and field athlete who won three medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, has passed away at the age of 32. According to reports, Bowie was found deceased on Tuesday in Florida, though the cause of her death is not yet known.
Bowie’s management team released a statement expressing their grief over the loss of their “client, dear friend, daughter, and sister.” They called her a “champion” and “a beacon of light that shined so bright” and extended their condolences to her family and friends.
Bowie was a standout athlete both in college and on the world stage. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a two-time NCAA long jump champion in both indoor and outdoor track. In 2016, she competed in the Rio Olympics and won three medals for Team USA: one gold as a member of the women’s 4×100 meter relay team, a silver in the 100-meter dash, and a bronze in the 200-meter dash.
The following year, Bowie became the fastest woman in the world, winning the 100-meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London with a time of 10.85 seconds. In addition to her athletic achievements, Bowie was also a model and appeared in campaigns for Valentino and ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.
Bowie’s passing has shocked and saddened the sports world and her fans around the globe. Her legacy as a fierce competitor and trailblazer in the world of track and field will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Tori Bowie.