Tori Bowie was an American track and field athlete who specializes in sprinting and long jumping. She was born on August 27, 1990, in Sand Hill, Mississippi.
Bowie first gained national attention as a sprinter at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a seven-time All-American.
After college, she turned professional and began competing on the international stage.
In 2014, Bowie won her first major international medal, a silver in the 100m at the World Indoor Championships. She followed that up with a bronze in the 200m at the 2015 World Championships.
Bowie’s breakthrough year came in 2016, when she won three medals at the Rio Olympics.
She earned a gold medal as a member of the US 4x100m relay team and a silver medal in the 100m. She also won a bronze medal in the 200m.
In 2017, Bowie won her first individual world championship gold medal, taking the top spot in the 100m at the World Championships in London.
She also won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay.
Bowie has also had success as a long jumper, setting a personal best of 6.91m in 2014 and winning a bronze medal in the event at the 2015 World Championships.
On May 3, 2023, it was announced that Bowie had died at the age of 32 at her home in Florida.
Bowie was found dead at her home in Florida. The cause of death has not been released.
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Tori Bowie was born to her parents, Bobbie Dennis Smith and Bowie. Her parents were both active in sports, and her mother was a basketball player while her father was a football player.
Her family was based in Sand Hill, a small town in Mississippi, where Bowie was raised along with her five siblings.
Bowie has spoken about her upbringing in interviews, saying that her parents instilled in her a strong work ethic and a belief in the importance of education.
She has credited her parents with supporting her athletic career and helping her to achieve success as a sprinter and long jumper.