Tory Boy, Olympic champion sprinter, has died at the age of 32

Tori BoyThe 2016 three-time Olympic sprint medalist and 2017 100-meter world champion has passed away at the age of 32, according to her management company and USA Track and Field.

“We lost a customer, dear friend, daughter and sister,” the company wrote on Twitter. “Tori was a hero…a beacon of light that shone so bright!”

Raised by her grandmother in rural Mississippi, Bowie switched from the long jump to sprints in 2014 and was the fastest woman in the world in the 100-meter dash that year.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she won the 100-meter silver and 200-meter bronze and anchored the United States 4×100-meter relay for the gold medal.

Then in 2017, she won the 100m at the World Championships. Bowie remains the only American woman to win an Olympic or world 100m title since then Carmelita Jeter in 2011.

Bowie then re-added the long jump, placing fourth at the 2019 World Championships in her last major competition.

She did not participate in the Tokyo Olympic Trials. Her last competition overall was in June 2022.

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