Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie’s body, was discovered at her Florida residence. The 32-year-old’s cause of death was described in the Medical Examiner’s Office report.
On May 2, former Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie was discovered dead in her Florida home. The coroner’s report details the 32-year-old’s demise.
The medical examiner’s office report states that the 100-meter world champion athlete died from problems during childbirth while she was about eight months pregnant and in labor.
Her daughter Ariana predeceased her, according to her online obituary.
According to USA Today, medical professionals claimed Tori may have experienced eclampsia and respiratory distress.
Her management business, Icon Management, issued a statement on Twitter confirming her passing.
“We’re devastated to deliver the extremely terrible news that Tori Bowie has passed away,” they wrote, adding, “We’ve lost a close friend, daughter, and sister. Tori was a champion who shone with such brilliance! Our prayers are with the family and friends since we are genuinely heartbroken.”
Fans swiftly sent their condolences when they posted the statement and a picture of Tori smiling and drawing a heart with her hands on social media.
“My heart aches for Tori Bowie’s family. A tremendous competitor and source of light,” as one Twitter user commented, and another added: “My condolences to the family of this gifted athlete. Way too soon gone.”
Was Tori Bowie married?
According to The Guardian, Tori had no known romantic relationships and it was unknown whether her friends and family were aware of her pregnancy.
The background of Tori Bowie
Born in Rankin County, Mississippi, on August 27, 1990, Frentorish “Tori” Bowie started running track in high school.
She was abandoned at a foster home and was brought up by her grandmother in the small town of Sandhill, according to The Associated Press.
Later, Tori went to the University of Southern Mississippi for her undergraduate studies, where she “swept the long jump NCAA championships at the indoor and outdoor events in 2011,” according to the Associated Press.
Her first major international medal was a 100-meter bronze in 2015, and after her victory, she said: “My entire life my grandmother told me I could do whatever I set my mind to.”
She went on to help the US win gold in the 100-meter relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, achieving silver in the 100-meter and bronze in the 200-meter. She last competed in June 2022.