A former track and field star and three-time Team USA Olympic medalist is dead at 32, per TMZ.
Torie Bowie, a two-time NCAA long jump champion, is reported to have been found dead in Florida this Tuesday, with the cause of death still unknown.
Her representatives confirmed as much in a statement on Wednesday morning, expressing sadness and devastation over the shocking development.
“We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter, and sister,” the agency lamented. “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.”
Bowie won three medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including gold as part of the women’s 4×100 relay squad. She won silver in the 100-meter dash and bronze in the 200-meter dash.
A Mississippi native, the 32-year-old was a star in college, winning two long jump titles while attending the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a champion on both the indoor and outdoor track.
Tori became the world’s fastest woman on the heels of her success in Rio, running the 100-meter dash in 10.85 seconds at London’s IAAF World Championships in 2017.
She also dabbled in modeling, getting featured in a Valentino campaign, as well as ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.
TotalProSports extends condolences to Tori’s family, friends, and loved ones.
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