|Full name||Frentorish Tori Bowie The New York Times|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 58 kg
in pounds- 128 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||32-26-32|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Track and Field|
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||100 meters, 200 meters, Long jump|
|Personal Bests||• 60 meters indoor – 7.11 (Portland, OR 2016)
• 100 meters – 10.78 (+1.0 m/s, Eugene, OR 2016)
• 200 meters – 21.77 (+1.5 m/s, Eugene, OR 2017)
• Long jump – 6.91 m (22 ft 8 in) (+1.0 m/s, Los Angeles, CA 2013)
• Long jump indoor – 6.95 m (22 ft 9+1⁄2 in) (Naperville, IL 2014)
• Triple jump – 12.65 m (41 ft 6 in) (0.0 m/s, New Orleans, LA 2012)
• Triple jump indoor – 13.09 m (42 ft 11+1⁄4 in) (Birmingham, AL 2012)
|Circuit Wins (Diamond League)||• 2014: Eugene Prefontaine Classic (200 m), Rome Golden Gala (100 m), New York Grand Prix (100 m), Monaco Herculis (100 m)
• 2015: New York (200 m)
• 2016: Doha Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix (100 m), Eugene (200 m)
• 2017: Eugene (200 m)
|National and NCAA Titles||• USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: 100 meters (2015, 2017)
• USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: 200 meters (2016)
• NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships: Long jump (2011)
• NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships: Long jump (2011)
• Gold at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 4×100 m relay
• Gold at 2017 World Championships in London in 100 m event
• Gold at 2017 World Championships in London in 4×100 m relay
• Silver at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 100 m event
• Bronze at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 200 m event
• Bronze at 2015 World Championships in Beijing in 100 m relay
|Date of Birth||August 27, 1990|
|Birthplace||Sand Hill, Rankin County, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Date of Death||Not Known|
|Place of Death||May 3, 2023|
|Age (at the time of death)||32 Years|
|Death Cause||Yet Not known|
|Hometown||Sand Hill, Rankin County, Mississippi, U.S.|
|School||Pisgah High School, Mississippi|
|College/University||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Educational Qualification||Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology and Social Work The New York Times|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Dennis Smith
Mother- Name Not Known
Sister- Tamarra (11 months younger)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tori Bowie
- Tori Bowie was an American track and field athlete, who primarily competed in the long jump, 100-meter, and 200-meter events. She won three medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro- a gold medal in the 4×100 relay, anchoring a team with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, and English Gardner, a silver medal in the 100-meter dash, and a bronze medal in the 200-meter event. She died at the age of 32 at her home in Florida, U.S.
- Tori Bowie and her sister Tamarra were left in foster care by their parents when they were infants. It was her grandmother, who fought for their legal custody and raised them.
- Growing up in rural Mississippi, Tori loved racing as a child. Such was her passion for racing that she would often end up racing in the middle of activities. In an interview, while talking about the same, she said,
I remember just racing everywhere as a child, like in the trees, wherever … I raced all the time.”
- Tori participated in and won the 100 m and long jump events as a junior in the Mississippi state high school championships in 2007.
- In 2008, she also won the 100 m, 200 m, and long jump events as a senior in the state championships.
- At Pisgah High School, Tori took part in 100 m, 200 m, and long jump events several times.
- Before taking up racing, Tori was a Basketball champion in her school.
- Later, she secured a scholarship and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she studied an interdisciplinary degree in psychology and social work.
- Tori participated in Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Lady Eagles in NCAA Division I competitions, winning gold in the long jump NCAA championships at indoor and outdoor events in 2011.
- Tori began her professional career as a track and field athlete in 2013, competing in the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She reached the semi-finals in the championship in the 100 m event.
- In the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, Tori competed in the long jump event and stood fourth.
- Bowie then participated in long jump events at the Adidas Grand Prix and Herculis meets.
- In 2014, she made her debut at the IAAF Diamond League circuit, competing in in 100 meters and 200 meters events.
- In the same year, she competed in a long jump event in Naperville, Illinois, clearing 6.95 m (22 ft 9+1⁄2 in). She also set her indoor bests of 7.14 seconds for the 60 m dash.
- Later, she won the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
- Subsequently, she competed in the long jump at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Securing rank 2 in the championship, Tori booked a place for herself in the team for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. However, Tori was eliminated from the championship and was placed 14th.
- After her graduation, Tori took a break from long jump events, concentrating mainly on sprinting.
- She also took part in the Adidas Grand Prix event in Randall’s Island, New York.
- Tori bagged the first position in the BMW Women’s 100 m race with a time of 11.07 seconds.
- In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Tori bagged second place in the 100 m event with a time of 10.83 seconds. The first and third position was secured by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce respectively.
- She stood third in the 200 m event at the Olympics.
- In the 4×100 m team challenge, Tori ran the anchor leg with her teammates Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, and English Gardner, earning gold with their electric performance.
- In the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Tori retained two gold medals for the U.S., one in the 100-meter race and the second in the 100-meter relay.
- In 2019, she resumed the long jump, participating in the world championships in Doha. She secured 4th rank in the championship. It was her last appearance on the world stage.
- She secured rank 22 in the 100 m event in the 2019 World Championship.
- She skipped taking part in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
- Tori played her last official competition in June 2022.
- She was sponsored by Adidas.
- In an interview, she gave credit for her success to her grandmother.
- Besides being an athlete, Tori walked the ramp for a few fashion shows.
- She was very particular about her fitness and followed a strict workout regimen.
- Some sources reveal that Tori was of a shy nature.
- In 2017, Forbes named Tori in the 30 Under 30 list.
- The lane to the school Pisgah High School in Mississippi, a school where Tori once studied, was named after her in her honor.
- She was featured on the covers of various magazines like Eastbay, Valentino, Track & Field News, and Vogue. Additionally, she also featured on the cover of Talon magazine, the school magazine of The University of Southern Mississippi.
- After Tori secured 3 medals at the 2016 Olympics, Mississippi named November 25 as ‘Tori Bowie Day’ in her honor.
- She was the only American woman to win an Olympic medal at an event in 2016 and a World Championship win in 2017 after Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
- Tori used to call her grandmother ‘Mama.’ She often visited her grandmother’s home in the rural Rankin County unincorporated township of Sandhill. In an interview, Tori, while calling her mother her role model, said,
My grandmother has been the role model in my life. She ended up fighting for us, and got custody of us. We didn’t have much, but something she did give was a character.”