Tori Bowie was an American track and field athlete, who primarily competed in the long jump, 100 meters, and 200 m. She was the winner of the silver medal in the 100 m and bronze in the 200 m at the 2016 Rio Olympics. On May 3, 2023, she was found dead in her home in Florida, at the age of 32.
Tori Bowie Personal Life
Tori Bowie was born on 27 August 1990 in Sand Hill, Mississippi, United States to Dennis Smith and Bobbie Dennis Smith. Tori has an elder sister named Tamara Bowie. Tamara is also an athlete and a former basketball player who played as a forward.
On May 3, 2023, Tori was found dead in her home in Florida, at the age of 32. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department told that they found Tori dead in her home after they were asked to do a wellness check on her. The department said there was no evidence of foul play.
Tori Bowie Career
Tori began competing in track for the school. As a junior in 2007, Bowie won Mississippi state high school championships in the 100 m and the long jump; as a senior in 2008, she won state championships in the 100 m, 200 m, and long jump. She also won three state titles in the 4×100 m relay, as well as competed on the state team in women’s basketball.
She represented the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Lady Eagles in NCAA Division I competitions. Doing both sprints and jumps, she had her best results in the long jump during her freshman year, coming third at the Conference USA indoors, second at the Conference USA outdoors, and reaching the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship, where she jumped in qualifying only.
In her second year of collegiate competition, she set an indoor best of 6.23 m (20 ft 5 1⁄4 in) in the long jump and was the Conference USA indoor runner-up. At the Outdoor Conference USA meet, she came third in the long jump and also made the 100 m final. A personal record of 6.43 m (21 ft 1 in) for the long jump saw her qualify again for the NCAA meet, where she finished sixth in the final. She also jumped nationally at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, managing eighth place overall.
During her junior year in 2011, Bowie won both of her two collegiate national titles. She won the long jump at the Conference USA indoor championship, where she was also runner-up in the triple jump. A jump of 6.52 m (21 ft 4 1⁄2 in) was enough to win Bowie her first college title in the long jump at the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships – this was also a school record mark. She was second in both horizontal jumps at the Conference USA Outdoors, then won the NCAA outdoor long jump title with another school record mark of 6.64 m (21 ft 9 1⁄4 in). For her achievements, she was named the conference female athlete of the year.
In her final year of college at the University of Southern Mississippi, she began with a triple jump win at the Conference USA indoor championships with a mark of 13.09 m (42 ft 11 1⁄4 in), a personal record for the event. She also managed second place in the long jump. Bowie competed in both jumps at the NCAA indoor championship but was out of the top eight in both events. Outdoors, she significantly improved her 100 m best that year, dropping from 11.76 to 11.28 seconds.
At the Conference USA outdoor championship meet, she finished first in the long jump with a new school record of 6.78 m (22 ft 2 3⁄4 in), as well as third in the 100 m, fifth in the triple jump, and seventh in the 4×100 m relay. In her last major outing for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, she tried to defend her NCAA outdoor title in the long jump but was beaten by Whitney Gipson and finished second. Bowie began competing in track and field professionally in 2013. At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships she was a 100 m semi-finalist and narrowly missed the long jump team for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics after finishing fourth in that event. She also competed for the first time in the IAAF Diamond League circuit, in the Adidas Grand Prix and Hercules long jump.
Bowie continued to improve early in 2014, posting indoor bests of 7.14 seconds in the 60 m and 6.95 m (22 ft 9 1⁄2 in) in the long jump in Naperville, Illinois. After winning the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, her second-place finish in the long jump at the US Indoor Championships brought Bowie to the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Unfortunately, she faltered in qualifying and was eliminated after finishing 14th overall. In June 2014, she set two new personal bests in the 100m and 200m at the IAAF Diamond League Championships. She competed in the Adidas Grand Prix on Randall’s Island in New York.
Bowie finished first in the BMW women’s 100 meters with a time of 11.07 seconds. She ran 10.91, the best time in the semifinals of the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships. Bowie won the 2015 USA Track and Field Championships with a time of 10.81 and qualified for the women’s 100 m heats at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, where she won a bronze medal. Bowie finished third in the 100 meters at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 10.779. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Bowie won the 100 meters with a time of 10.83. She then won bronze in the 200 meters with a time of 22.15. She also won a gold medal as part of the 4×100 m relay team.
At the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, Bowie won the gold medal in the 100 meters with a time of 10.85 seconds and a margin of victory of 0.01 seconds. At the 2019 BYU Robison Invitational at Brigham Young University’s Clarence Robison Track on April 27, 2019, Bowie cleared the 2019 world championship standard by 6.78 meters (22 ft 2 3⁄4 in). In 2019, she also retired from International competition.
Tori Bowie Net Worth
Bowie has a net worth of $7 million. She gathered her net worth by being a track and field athlete. She used to participate in different competitions. She also used to earn via brand sponsorships.
Tori Bowie Relationship
There is no information present publicly about her relationship status. At the time of her death, she was single and not dating anyone.
Tori Bowie Education
She attended Pisgah High School and began competing in school track. She received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and earned an interdisciplinary degree in psychology and social work.
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Tori Bowie Physical Stats
|5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
|128 lb (58 kg)
Tori Bowie Wiki/Bio
|Frentorish “Tori” Bowie
|Date Of Birth
|27 August 1990
|32 (as of 2023)
|2 May 2032
|Sand Hill, Mississippi, United States
|Horizon West, Florida, United States
|track and field athlete
|Dennis Smith and Bobbie Dennis Smith
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