Report: Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie dies

Three-time Olympic medalist, Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie dies last month due to complications from childbirth

Bowie was 32 years old.

On May 2, Tori Bowie’s body was found in her Orlando home. The cause of her death was initially undisclosed, but an autopsy report indicated she passed away while being eight months pregnant and in labor. The exact cause of her death remains unknown, but officials mentioned respiratory distress and eclampsia as potential factors. Deputies discovered Bowie after a welfare check since she hadn’t been seen or heard from for several days.

At the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, Bowie took home three medals. She was the anchor for the 4×100-meter relay team that won the gold medal, which also included Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, and English Gardner. In addition, she took home bronze in the 200-meter dash and silver in the 100-meter dash.

“We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister,” her management company wrote on social media last month. “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.”

At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, Bowie also took home a bronze medal in the 100-meter dash. At the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, Bowie won both the 100-meter dash and the 4×100-meter relay. In the long jump at the 2019 World Championships in Qatar, she came in fourth.

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