Three-time Olympic medallist and former 100 metres world champion, Tori Bowie, has died.
The American sprinter’s management company announced on Wednesday (May 3).
“We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister,” the company tweeted. “Tori was a champion…a beacon of light that shined so bright!”
Bowie, 32-year-old, converted from the long jump to the sprints in 2014 and was the world’s fastest woman in the 100m that year.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she won the 100 metres silver and 200 metres bronze and anchored the US 4x100m relay to gold.
A year later in 2017, Bowie won the 100 metres at the World Championships in London, as well as relay gold.
The track athlete then re-added the long jump, placing fourth at the 2019 World Championship in her last major competition.
Bowie did not enter the Tokyo Olympic Trials. Her last competition overall was in June 2022.
A cause of death has not yet been revealed since the time of her passing.