American track star and 2017 world 100m champion Tori Bowie has died.
Confirmation came from Bowie’s long-time management group, Icon Management Inc, led by Kimberly Holland, via a Twitter post.
Holland tweeted: “We’re devasted to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter, and sister.
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.”
The American track and field athlete primarily competed in the long jump, 100, and 200 meters.
She won the silver medal in the 100 m and bronze in the 200 m at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Additionally, she won the bronze and gold in the 100 m at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, respectively.
She also earned gold medals as part of the U.S. women’s 4 × 100 m relays at the 2016 Olympic Games and 2017 World Championships.
She was the joint 17 fastest woman of all time and joint 7th fastest American over the blue ribband event.
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