At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bowie performed electrifyingly, winning gold, silver and bronze medals.

Tory Bowie, the winning sprinter three Olympic medals at the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, he died. She was 32.

Bowie’s death was announced on Wednesday its management company and USA Track and Field. The cause of death is not known.

As a teenager, Bowie, who grew up in Sandhill, Mississippi, was coaxed into the tracks and quickly rose through the ranks as sprinter and long jumper. She attended Mississippi Southern where she won the 2011 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Long Jump Championships.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bowie won silver in the 100 and bronze in the 200. She then ran the main leg of the 4×100 relay with Tiana Bartletta, Alison Felix and English Gardner to win gold.

A year later, she won the 100 meters at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Bowie was taken in by her grandmother as a child after being left in foster care. She fancied herself a basketball player and was only reluctant on track, but Bowie was a quick learner, becoming a state champion in the 100, 200 and long jump before entering college.

Her first major international medal was bronze in the 100m at the 2015 World Championships. After winning, she said: “All my life, my grandmother told me that I could do anything I set my mind to.”

In a post on Twitter, Icon Management had a picture of Bowie raising his hands in the shape of a heart. The management company wrote: “We lost a client, a dear friend, a daughter and a sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of light that shone so brightly! We are truly heartbroken and our prayers are with family and friends.”

AP National Writer Eddie Pells contributed to this report.

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