Tori Bowie at the USATF Championships

Tori Bowie, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist, tragically passed away at the age of 32 due to complications from childbirth, according ESPN and several media outlets on Monday (12). At the time of her death, it was revealed that Bowie was approximately eight months pregnant.

According to reports, Bowie succumbed to pregnancy complications while undergoing labor at her home. TMZ obtained a medical examiner’s report confirming the cause of death.

On May 2, authorities were called to perform a welfare check at Bowie’s Florida residence, where she was discovered lifeless in her bed. – Read more: USATF mourns the passing of Tori Bowie at 32

Based on the autopsy findings, USA Today Sports revealed that medical officials identified respiratory distress and eclampsia as potential complications Bowie experienced.

Bowie, a three-time Olympic medalist, achieved her crowning glory as part of the U.S. 4x100m relay team, winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games. Additionally, she claimed individual silver and bronze medals in the 100m and 200m races, respectively, at the same event.

She also secured a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2017 world championships, alongside teammates Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, and English Gardner. In 2015, she earned a bronze medal in the 100m race.

Bowie, a two-time NCAA long jump champion, last competed at the Star Athletics Sprint Series meeting in Montverde, FL, on June 4, 2022, completing the 200m race with a time of 23.60w (+3.1 m/s).

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