Tori Bowie has died at age 32
U.S. athlete Tori Bowie, the 2017 100m world champion and Rio 2016 Olympic runner-up, died Wednesday, aged 32, her representative agency, Icon Management, confirmed.
This has been confirmed by its representative agency
«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 who shone so brightly! We are truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family and friends,» the entity wrote on social media informing of the athlete’s passing.
One of the great athletes of recent times
Bowie, one of the great American sprinters of recent years, won silver in the 100m sprint at the Rio 2016 Games, an event in which she did win gold in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 200m.
World champion in the 100 meter dash
At the 2017 World Championships in London, she became world champion in the 100m and was part of the U.S. team that won the short relay.
His last competition was in Doha in 2019
In those years she also shone in the Diamond League, although she then lost prominence, missing the Tokyo Games and with a fourth place in the long jump at the Doha World Championships in 2019 as her last great result.
The reasons for his death are not known.
In recent years, there was speculation about a depression suffered by the athlete that many have already related as the cause of her death, although the reason for her death has not yet been revealed. The athlete leaves us as one of the best sprinters of the 21st century.