Tori Bowie: American three-time Olympic medallist and ex-world champion dies aged 32

American sprinter Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medallist and former 100m world champion, has died aged 32.

Bowie received 4x100m relay gold on the Rio 2016 Olympics, plus 100m silver and 200m bronze.

The next yr, she received the World Championships 100m in London, in addition to relay gold.

USA Monitor and Subject stated Bowie’s “influence on the game is immeasurable”, including she will likely be “significantly missed”.

In a submit on Instagramexternal-link, World Athletics stated it was “deeply saddened” by her loss of life.

A press release from Staff USA, the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic fraternity, added: “She was an admired pal, team-mate, and an amazing consultant of Staff USA.”

In a person tribute, present 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stated: “My coronary heart breaks for Tori Bowie’s household. A fantastic competitor and supply of sunshine.

“Your power and smile will at all times be with me. Relaxation in peace.”

Two-time males’s world 200m champion and US document holder Noah Lyles stated: “This breaks my coronary heart to listen to and I’ll preserve the household in my prayers.”

Bowie transformed from lengthy soar in 2014 and had a direct influence on the monitor, changing into the quickest lady on this planet that yr.

She is the one American lady to have received an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.

Icon Administration, her agent, stated: “We’re devastated to share the very unhappy information that Tori Bowie has handed away.

“We have misplaced a shopper, pricey pal, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of sunshine that shined so vibrant!

“We’re really heartbroken and our prayers are with the household and buddies.”