Olympic gold medalist dies at 32
Associated Press | 5/11/2023, 6 p.m.
Tori Bowie, an Olympic and World champion sprinter, died recently at her home in Horizon, Fla. She was 32.
Ms. Bowie’s body was discovered on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, following a police wellness check. No foul play was suspected.
A native of Sandhill, Miss., she starred at the University of Southern Mississippi where she was a two-time NCAA long jump champ in 2011.
Switching her focus to sprints as a professional, Ms. Bowie took three medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro – gold in 4x100 relay, silver in 100 and bronze in 200.
At the 2017 World Games in London, she won the 100 and was part of a 4x100 American relay victory.
Ms. Bowie’s personal bests were 7.11 for 60 meters, 10.78 for 100, 21.77 for 200 and 22 feet 8 inches in the long jump.