Tori Bowie, an American sprinter who obtained three Olympic medals during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, tragically passed away at the age of 32.
Icon Management, the sports agency representing the runner, announced her death on Wednesday. “We’re devasted 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,” they wrote in a statement issued on Twitter. “A beacon of light that shined so bright! We’re truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family and friends.”
In addition to her management company, the US Track and Field also mourned the death of the champion. “USATF is deeply saddened by the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion,” USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel shared. “A talented athlete, her impact on the sport is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida, officials responded to a wellness check request for a “woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in several days.” Upon entering her home, deputies found the sprinter dead in her home. In their official report, the sheriff’s office wrote, “There were no signs of foul play.”
A look back on Olympian Tori Bowie and her amazing career
Bowie began her athletic career at an early age; she participated in her high school’s basketball and track and field events and went on to win two state high school championships in the 100 m dash, 200 m dash, and the long jump.
The athlete attended the University of Southern Mississippi and was a decorated student-athlete during her time of attendance. She won the 2011 NCAA Championship long jump event before shifting her career focus to sprinting.
In 2014, Bowie wowed the world when she won the silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She went on to win a bronze medal in the 100 meters at the 2015 World Championships and then took home the gold medal in the event in 2017.
However, she was widely recognized for her talents during the 2016 Olympic Games when she took three medals, including one bronze, one silver, and one gold.
At The Buzzer, or ATB is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run-of-the-mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes, like big life moments, and so much more. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.