Tori Bowie, the sprinter who gained three Olympic medals on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games, has died. She was 32.

Bowie’s dying was introduced Wednesday by her management company and USA Monitor and Subject. No reason behind dying was given.

“USATF is deeply saddened by the passing of Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion,” USA Monitor and Subject CEO Max Siegel mentioned in a press release. “A proficient athlete, her affect on the game is immeasurable, and she or he might be drastically missed.”

In keeping with the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace in Orlando, Florida, deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a house within the space “for a well-being verify of a lady in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in a number of days.”

The sheriff’s workplace wrote {that a} lady, “tentatively recognized as Frentorish “Tori” Bowie (DOB: 8/27/1990), was discovered lifeless within the residence. There have been no indicators of foul play.”

Rising up in Sandhill, Mississippi, Bowie was coaxed into observe as an adolescent and shortly rose up the ranks as a sprinter and lengthy jumper. She attended Southern Mississippi, the place she swept the lengthy leap NCAA championships on the indoor and outside occasions in 2011.

Bowie turned in an electrical efficiency on the 2016 Rio Olympics, the place she gained silver within the 100 and bronze within the 200. She then ran the anchor leg on a 4×100 staff with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix and English Gardner to take gold.

A yr later, she gained the 100 meters on the 2017 world championships in London. She additionally helped the 4×100 staff to gold.

“She was a really enthusiastic, glowing character,” mentioned observe coach Craig Poole, who labored with Bowie early in her profession and once more later. “She was actually enjoyable to work with.”

The observe and subject neighborhood mourned the lack of Bowie on social media. Jamaican dash sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted on Twitter: “My coronary heart breaks for the household of Tori Bowie. A terrific competitor and supply of sunshine. Your vitality and smile will all the time be with me. Relaxation in peace.”

Added U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones: “Too younger. Gutted to listen to about Tori Bowie. Unimaginable expertise. A good looking runner. I pray for the consolation of her household, thank your for blessing us along with her. The operating neighborhood mourns an unimaginable loss.”

Brittney Reese, a three-time Olympic medalist within the lengthy leap, wrote: “I’m so heartbroken over this … You might have made a whole lot of us proud thanks for representing our state of Mississippi such as you did … RIP!”

Bowie was taken in by her grandmother as an toddler after she was left at a foster residence. She thought of herself a basketball participant and solely reluctantly confirmed up for observe, however Bowie was a quick learner, turning into a state champion within the 100, 200 and lengthy leap earlier than going to school.

Her first main worldwide medal was a 100-meter bronze at worlds in 2015. After profitable, she mentioned, “my complete life my grandmother instructed me I might do no matter I set my thoughts to.”

In a publish on Twitter, Icon Administration included an image of Bowie holding up her arms within the form of a coronary heart. The administration firm wrote: “We’ve misplaced a consumer, expensive buddy, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of sunshine that shined so shiny! We’re actually heartbroken and our prayers are with the household and pals.”

AP Nationwide Author Eddie Pells contributed to this report.

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