American sprinter Tori Bowie, a three-time Olympic medallist and former 100m world champion, has died aged 32.
Bowie gained 4x100m relay gold on the Rio 2016 Olympics, plus 100m silver and 200m bronze.
The next yr, she gained the World Championships 100m in London, in addition to relay gold.
USA Monitor and Discipline mentioned Bowie’s “affect on the game is immeasurable”, including she shall be “tremendously missed”.
In a put up on Instagram, World Athletics mentioned it was “deeply saddened” by her demise.
In tribute, present 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce mentioned: “My coronary heart breaks for Tori Bowie’s household. An amazing competitor and supply of sunshine.
“Your vitality and smile will at all times be with me. Relaxation in peace.”
Two-time males’s world 200m champion and US document holder Noah Lyles mentioned: “This breaks my coronary heart to listen to and I’ll hold the household in my prayers.”
Bowie transformed from lengthy bounce in 2014 and had a right away affect on the observe, turning into the quickest girl on the planet that yr.
She is the one American girl to have gained an Olympic or world 100m title since Carmelita Jeter in 2011.
Icon Administration, her agent, mentioned: “We’re devastated to share the very unhappy information that Tori Bowie has handed away.
“We have misplaced a consumer, expensive good friend, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of sunshine that shined so brilliant!
“We’re actually heartbroken and our prayers are with the household and pals.”