The body of the US sprinter, 32, was discovered at her home in Florida this week; it has now been revealed that she was in the final weeks of pregnancy. She won gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Multiple neighbors told Mail Online that she looked “around seven or eight months pregnant” before she died. Apparently, Tori gave her next-door neighbor the impression that she was hiding “half a basketball under her shirt,” according to this rumor. On Tuesday (02.05.23), her body was discovered in her Florida home during a welfare check conducted by Orange County deputies.
Her management organization issued a statement the day after Tori’s death confirming her death but giving no further details. It read, “We are heartbroken to inform you of the tragic loss of Tori Bowie. An important customer, companion, and family member has passed away. “Tori was a hero, a shining example of what it means to be a champion! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this time of great loss for us.
Among those paying respect to the deceased athlete was 25-year-old American sprinter Noah Lyles, who tweeted, “I can’t believe this. The news that she was visiting her sister back in their home country had just reached me when this happened. This news deeply saddens me, and I promise to pray for the family.
It was “so devastating and shocking” to hear about Tori Bowie’s death, tweeted 34-year-old Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego. Rest in peace, Tori, you were a true champion and an inspiration to athletes everywhere. Sending our deepest sympathies to Tori Bowie’s extended family.
Olympic sprinter and three-time gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 36, chimed in, saying, “My heart breaks for the family of Tori Bowie.” An inspiring rival and illuminating force. Your vitality and happiness have left an indelible mark on me. Don’t worry about a thing.
The Instagram account World Athletics also sent a message of sympathy for the track star’s death. The statement expressed “worldwide athletics’ deep sadness at the passing of 2017 world 100m champion and multiple Olympic medalist Tori Bowie.” My deepest sympathies go out to her loved ones.
After winning bronze at the 2015 World Championships, Tori made the U.S. team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she won gold as a member of the 4×100-meter relay team.
The 100-meter and 200-meter silver and bronze medals were added to her collection. A year later, at the London World Athletics Championships, she won gold in both the relay and the 100-meter event.
Who Was Tori Bowie?
Tori Bowie, also known as Frentorish Bowie, was a world-class track and field athlete. She competed in the long jump, 100 meters, and 200 meters. In 2014, she jumped 6.95 meters (22 feet, 9 inches), which was a personal best. She has received many awards for her outstanding work.
Tori Bowie’s Achievements And Awards
The University of Southern Mississippi was the first stop on Bowie’s athletic journey, where she began competing at the NCAA level. She dominated the NCAA long jump competition throughout her collegiate years,
winning the indoor and outdoor titles in 2011 and finishing second in the outdoor NCAA finals in 2012. Also, she was the longest-leaping student in school history.
In 2014, Bowie competed for the United States at the IAAF World Indoor Championships and came in second place at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the long jump.
In addition to her 2017 global title in the 100-meter dash and her three medals at the 2016 Olympics, she competed in and won the event at the 2016 Olympics.
Athletics Throughout The World Are In Mourning After The Demise Of 2017 World Champion Tori Bowie
“World Athletics is deeply saddened by the passing of Tori Bowie, 2017 world 100m champion and multiple-medal Olympic athlete.” The entire community sends its deepest condolences to her loved ones.
Tori won bronze at the 2015 World Championships and made the US squad that went to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, where she won gold as part of the 4x100m relay team. She won the silver in the 100-meter dash and the bronze in the 200-meter dash.
A year later, at the London World Athletics Championships, she won both the 100-meter dash and the relay. Following her victory in London, she said, “I had no idea.” The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to give it my all. Do I really have the title of world champion?
In addition to her athletic achievements, she also tried her hand at modeling, appearing in a campaign for Valentino and covering ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue.”