Tori Bowie, Young U.S. Olympic Track and Field Star, Dies at 32

Tori Bowie was just 32 years old and became the fastest woman in the world. One of the great track and field stars for the United States at the Olympic Games.

Isabel Cara

Tori Bowie, U.S. track star, was found dead inside her home in Florida. She was 32 years old. For several days, the family had been asking the police for help because they had no news of her.

According to the authorities in Orange County, several police officers entered Bowie’s house, and at that moment they confirmed that the athlete had died. So far, the cause of death has not been released.

“We have lost a great friend, daughter, and sister. Tori was a champion and a light that shone brightly. We are devastated, and our prayers go out to her entire family,” was the official statement from the agency that represented her.

Who Was Tori Bowie?

Tori Bowie was a runner on the United States track and field team. At the individual level, Bowie won a silver medal in the 100 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and in the same summer event, she won bronze in the 200 meters.

In addition, she was the world champion in the 100 meters in 2017, proclaiming herself the fastest woman on the planet. In 2015, she had already given a first warning at the Beijing World Championships, taking bronze. In team events, Tori Bowie won gold in the 4×100 relay at Rio 2016 and also took first place in that competition at the London 2017 World Championships.

Story published in Spanish by Miguel Fernández in Cultura Colectiva News