Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie Dead at 32

0
359

Tori Bowie has died, according to official announcements made on Wednesday. Tori Bowie was a three-time Olympic medalist and American track star.

Icon Management, Inc., who represented Bowie, announced the news first via Twitter. Later, sports officials also announced Bowie’s death.

The agency said, “We’re devastated to share the sad news about Tori Bowie. “We are heartbroken and send our love and prayers to her family and friends.” “Tori Bowie was a friend, daughter, and sister who shined brightly. ”

The Associated Press reported that Bowie’s remains were found at her Florida home on Tuesday. Her management company Team USA and Olympics did not provide a cause of death in their statements made on Wednesday.

Team USA tweeted: “We grieve with our friends at USA Track & Field and the entire Olympic Community for the loss of Tori Bowie. She was a three-time Olympic medalist.” Team USA posted on Twitter: “We mourn with our friends from USA Track & Field, and the entire Olympic community for the loss of Tori Bowie, a 3x Olympic medalist.”

Citing a tweet by Bowie’s agency, The Olympics in a recent press release praised the sprinter, who was awarded three gold medals in Rio 2016, and a two-time World Champion after he won gold in both the relay race and the race for the 100 meters at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee, said that he had been “shocked” and “deeply moved” by Tori Bowie’s sudden death. I extend my condolences to her family and to all of her friends. ”

Bowie, a Mississippi native born in Sand Hill, competed at the University of Mississippi in track and field. Before beginning her professional career, she was a two-time NCAA champ in the long jump.