American sprinter Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medallist and former 100m world champion, has died aged 32.
Bowie was found dead at her home in Orlando, Florida after the local sheriff’s department said they went “for a well-being check of a woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in several days.” The department said they were not treating the death as suspicious.
Bowie won 4x100m relay gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, plus 100m silver and 200m bronze.
Bowie converted from long jump in 2014 and had an immediate impact on the track, becoming the fastest woman in the world that year.
She is the only American woman to have won an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
Bowie was born and raised in Mississippi. She played basketball as a girl before her talent on the track became apparent: she won state titles in the 100m, 200m, and long jump.