Athletics Shock: Triple Olympic Medalist Tori Bowie Found Dead Was Seven Months Pregnant

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The death of the American Tori Bowiethree times Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016It was a blow to the athletics world. And in the midst of the investigation to determine the cause of his death, the newspaper Daily mail revealed a touching detail: The 32-year-old sprinter was ‘seven or eight months pregnant’.

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that half English He assured that he had contacted Bowie’s friends and neighbors, who confirmed that the athlete was in an advanced state of pregnancy and had a long history of “irregular, annoying and unhealthy behavior”.

“She was a thin woman and looked like she had half a basketball under her shirt,” said one of the neighbors questioned by that paper.

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A 52-year-old woman who lived in a house next to the athlete’s house in Winter Garden, an upscale Orlando suburb, said: “One time I walked out of the house and saw her standing in the street, holding a knife and yelling at a man. A family friend was able to talk to her and calm her down, but I was scared and my daughters felt uncomfortable.”

Bowie during the Rio 4x100m relay final, won with team USA.  Photo EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

Bowie during the Rio 4x100m relay final, won with team USA. Photo EFE/EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

Other people recounted that Bowie once threw eggs at the house across the street from his. That they could hear screams and loud music coming from their house late into the night. And that doors and windows were often left ajar.

The Daily Mail also said it has access to court documents alleging that the speedster was about to lose the house, valued at $500,000, because it owed more than $22,000 to the community of owners. AND he had racked up 16 traffic violations since 2019.

The body of Bowie, who according to some sources was suffering from severe depression, was found early last week in his Florida apartmentwhen that state’s sheriff’s deputies went Tuesday to “check on the well-being of a woman in her 30s who hadn’t been seen or heard from in several days.”

“There were no signs of foul play,” the sheriff’s spokesman said, confirming it it had been ruled out that the death had been violent.

His death was confirmed on Wednesday by his agency and the World Athleticsentity that governs the sport worldwide.

“We have lost a client, a dear friend, a daughter and a sister. Tori was a champion and a ray of sunshine,” her agency wrote. Sport management icon on social media, without providing details on the causes of his death.

“Bowie was a rare athletic talent,” World Athletics said in a statement reported by CNN. “His impact on the sport is immeasurable and he will be greatly missed,” the American Athletics Association said on its social media.

Paul Askew's message after Tori Bowie's death.  Instagram photos

Paul Askew’s message after Tori Bowie’s death. Instagram photos

Singer Paul sidewaysa close friend of the athlete, shared a heartfelt message in which he confirmed the versions that Bowie suffered from a depressive condition.

Depression is real, please take care of your people. You never know what their minds are up against,” he wrote on Twitter.

Even many of his colleagues and rivals regret what happened to Bowie.

the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Prycereigning 100m world champion, tweeted: “My heart breaks for Tori Bowie’s family. A great competitor and a source of light. Your energy and smile will always be with me. Rest in peace”.

Meanwhile, the American noah lyles200-meter star, wrote: “I can not believe. He had just learned that he was going to be with his sister at home and now this. It breaks my heart and I will keep the family in my prayers.”

From Mississippi to the Olympus of athletics

The American has forged an excellent record, first winning three Olympic medals in Rio 2016, with the Gold 4×100 relayTHE silver in the 100 metersbehind Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah, and the bronze in the 200.

Later it became world champion in hectometers in the championship which was held in London 2017where he also won the 4×100 relay.

Bowie won gold in the 100m at the 2017 World Championships in London. Photo EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Bowie won gold in the 100m at the 2017 World Championships in London. Photo EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Bowie was raised in Sand Hill, Mississippi and grew up with her sister. tamarrafrom their paternal grandmother, who fought for custody of both of them after her mother placed them with a foster family when she was two years old.

He began his career in the long jumpdiscipline in which she was national indoor and outdoor champion in 2011 with the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was on scholarship. But in 2014 he decided to try his hand at speed and ended up getting great results on the track.

He made his debut in the 200 meters at the Prefontain Classic that year and, in only her second professional race over that distance, ran a strong personal best of 22.18 seconds to pass rivals that included defending Olympic champions Fraser-Pryce and Allyson Felix.

His best records date back to 2014 (6.95 in the length), 2016 (10.78 in the 100m) and 2017 (21.77 in the 200m). After touching the sky with his hands at the Rio Olympics and the World Cup in London, he has never come close to the same level again. In February 2018, he was involved in an altercation with training partner Shaunae Miller-Uibo and ended up leaving PURE Athletics group and head coach Lance Brauman.

Bowie at the Doha 2019 World Championships, her last major competition, in which she finished fourth in the long jump.  Photo EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

Bowie at the Doha 2019 World Championships, her last major competition, in which she finished fourth in the long jump. Photo EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

His last major competition was the Doha 2019 World Cup, in which he took fourth place in length with a best jump of 6.81 metres. In the 100, a test in which he defended the title conquered two years earlier in the British capital, he didn’t go beyond a semifinal that he didn’t even play.

The American hadn’t set foot on the track since June 4, 2022, when she finished fifth in the 200 in a meeting held in Florida with a decent mark (23.60 meters). A year earlier she hadn’t even participated in the trials for the tokyo olympics.

Source: Clarin

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