the american athlete Tori Bowie, 2017 100m world champion and Olympic runner-up in Rio 2016, passed away this Wednesday, at the age of 32, as confirmed by his representation agency, Icon Management.
“We are devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. We have lost a dear friend, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion… A beacon of light that shone so bright! We are truly heartbroken and our prayers are with family and friends,” the entity wrote on social networks advancing the death of the athlete.
Bowie, one of the great American sprinters of recent years, won silver in the 100-meter dash at the Rio 2016 Games, event in which gold was hung in the 4x100m relay and bronze in 200m. At the 2017 World Cup in London, she became world champion in the 100m and was part of the American team that won the short relay.
In those years he also shone in the Diamond League, although later he lost prominence, missing the Tokyo Games and only with a fourth place finish in the long jump at the World Championships in Doha in 2019 as the last great result. In addition, she participated in the 100m of the rally prior to said World Cup held in Madrid.