Tori Bowie, World Champion Sprinter, Is Useless at 32

Tori Bowie, a sprinter who received three medals on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the following 12 months received the world championship within the 100-meter sprint with a surprising comeback, has died. She was 32.

Her dying was confirmed in an announcement on Wednesday by U.S.A. Monitor and Subject, which offered no different particulars.

The Orange County, Fla., sheriff’s workplace stated in an announcement that its personnel went to a home in Winter Backyard, Fla., on Tuesday to verify on a girl in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in a number of days. They entered the house and located the physique of a girl, whom they tentatively recognized as Frentorish “Tori” Bowie. The assertion stated “there have been no indicators of foul play.”

On the 2016 Olympics, Bowie received a gold medal within the 4×100 relay, anchoring a workforce with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix and English Gardner that completed the race with a time of 41.01. She received the silver medal within the 100-meter sprint and bronze within the 200-meter.

The U.S. relay workforce superior to the Olympics closing solely after profitable an attraction of a ruling that might have disqualified them for dropping a baton in a qualifying race. The American runners have been allowed a rerun after Olympic officers determined {that a} Brazilian runner had interfered with Felix as she was about at hand off the baton to Gardner.

To make it to the finals, the U.S. workforce needed to run alone on the observe in a time trial and accomplish that sooner than the slowest qualifier for the finals. They did, recording the quickest time that day, and went on to win the gold with Bowie as anchor.

Bowie’s world championship title got here the following 12 months in London, in a dramatic 100-meter race. Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast had sprung into the lead and appeared effectively forward of the remainder of the pack. However Bowie accelerated, caught as much as Ta Lou and leaned via the end line forward of her earlier than tumbling to the bottom.

“I believe it was extra of a lean, and, you understand, I simply misplaced management of it,” Bowie informed an interviewer from the BBC after her win, including that the autumn got here from “simply eager to win so unhealthy.”

She received yet another gold at that world championship, within the 4×100 relay.

Her sister, Tamarra Bowie, who additionally ran observe, informed Vogue journal in 2018, “Tori has a second gear that no person else has.”

Frentorish Bowie was born on Aug. 27, 1990. Her grandmother raised her in Sand Hill, Miss., a small city outdoors Jackson. She graduated in 2008 from Pisgah Excessive Faculty in Brandon, additionally within the Jackson space, the place she performed basketball, ran observe and competed within the lengthy soar.

Bowie went to the College of Southern Mississippi, the place she grew to become the nationwide champion within the lengthy soar in 2011. She graduated in 2012 with a level in interdisciplinary research.

She positioned fourth within the lengthy soar on the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, in 2019. She additionally labored as a mannequin.

Her survivors embrace her sister.

Kirsten Noyes contributed analysis.