Tori Bowie: American three-time Olympic medallist and ex-world champion dies aged 32
American sprinter Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medallist and former 100m world champion, has died aged 32.
Bowie gained 4x100m relay gold on the Rio 2016 Olympics, plus 100m silver and 200m bronze.
The next 12 months, she gained the World Championships 100m in London, in addition to relay gold.
USA Monitor and Subject mentioned Bowie’s “impression on the game is immeasurable”, including she can be “tremendously missed”.
In a submit on Instagram, World Athletics mentioned it was “deeply saddened” by her dying.
An announcement from Workforce USA, the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic fraternity, added: “She was an admired buddy, team-mate, and an important consultant of Workforce USA.”
In a person tribute, present 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce mentioned: “My coronary heart breaks for Tori Bowie’s household. An amazing competitor and supply of sunshine.
“Your vitality and smile will all the time be with me. Relaxation in peace.”
Two-time males’s world 200m champion and US file holder Noah Lyles mentioned: “This breaks my coronary heart to listen to and I’ll hold the household in my prayers.”
Bowie transformed from lengthy bounce in 2014 and had an instantaneous impression on the observe, changing into the quickest lady on the planet that 12 months.
She is the one American lady to have gained an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
Icon Administration, her agent, mentioned: “We’re devastated to share the very unhappy information that Tori Bowie has handed away.
“We have misplaced a consumer, expensive buddy, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of sunshine that shined so shiny!
“We’re actually heartbroken and our prayers are with the household and mates.”