(1990 - 2023)
American sprinter and long jumper Tori Bowie – a three-time Olympic medalist and a two-time world champion in track and field – has died at 32
Growing up in Sand Hill, Mississippi, Bowie was coaxed into track as a teenager and quickly rose up the ranks as a sprinter and long jumper.
She considered herself a basketball player and only reluctantly showed up for track, but Bowie was a fast learner, becoming a state champion in the 100, 200 and long jump before going to college.
Bowie's famous quote
"Allow yourself to make mistakes, but also be humble enough to correct those mistake"
On May 3, 2023, it was announced that Bowie had died at her home in Florida. The cause of the death is not yet identified.