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Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and the 100-meter world champion in 2017, has died at the age of 32, her management company and World Athletics said on Wednesday.
Bowie won three gold medals in her career, the first being at the 2016 Olympics in the 4x100m relay. She also secured a silver medal in the 100m and bronze in the 200m in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2017 she then won gold again in the 100m at the World Championships in London, as well as 4x100m relay gold.
Speaking after winning her world title, the Mississippi-born star said: “All I knew was I wanted to give it everything I’ve got after the victory. Am I really world champion?”
A statement from Icon Management read: “We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away.
“We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister. 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.”
Following the news of her death, numerous tributes have poured out for the former Olympic gold medalist.