Tori Bowie, a celebrated track and field athlete who won three Olympic medals for Team USA, has passed away at the age of 32. According to reports, she was found deceased on Tuesday in Florida, but the cause of death remains unknown.
Her management team issued a statement on Wednesday morning confirming the tragic news and expressing their devastation. "We've lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister," the statement said. "Tori was a champion...a beacon of light that shined so bright! We're truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family and friends."
Tori's incredible athletic achievements include winning a gold medal as a member of the women's 4x100 meter relay team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. She also won a silver in the 100-meter dash and a bronze in the 200-meter dash at the same Games.
Before her Olympic success, Tori was a standout track star in college at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she won two NCAA long jump championships in both indoor and outdoor track. In 2017, she became the world's fastest woman by winning the 100-meter dash at the IAAF World Championships in London with a time of 10.85 seconds.
Beyond her athletic accomplishments, Tori also made a name for herself in the modeling world. She appeared in a Valentino campaign and was featured in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.
Tori's passing has left the world of track and field in shock. Many of her colleagues and fellow athletes have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to her legacy. As news of her death continues to unfold, the sports community mourns the loss of a true champion and role model.