Tori Bowie

Olympian Runner and “World’s Fastest Women”

The World’s Fastest Woman, Tori Bowie is one of the most exciting track and field stars in the world. Bowie emerged on the international track and field circuit with a number of extraordinary performances in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she was one of two U.S. track athletes to bring home three medals. She recently became the World’s Fastest Woman with an unbelievable win in the 100 meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Born in Sand Hill, Miss., Tori’s track career began to take off in 2014 when she won the 200 meter race at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, followed by multiple wins in the 100 meters at the Diamond League meets throughout the season in Rome, New York City and Monaco. At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, Tori continued her incredible journey by taking home the bronze medal in the 100 meters.

In 2016, she earned her first trip to the Olympics with a win in the 200 meter dash and a third-place finish in the 100 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Trials. Her performance in Rio made her the country’s most decorated track athlete from the Games with a gold in the 4x100m, a silver in the 100m and a bronze in the 200m competitions.

Her journey to pinnacle of track and field is all the more remarkable considering Bowie has recently transitioned from competing in the long jump to becoming a full time sprinter.

Prior to competing on the international circuit, Tori was a three-time All-American for the University of Southern Mississippi, where she holds the school records and was an NCAA Champion in the indoor and outdoor long jumps.

In addition to being an adidas brand ambassador, Tori is a rising fashion influencer and model. She was featured in the 2018 Valentino Resort campaign, has walked in New York Fashion Week and was chosen by Pharrell Williams to model his Hu Holiday Capsule collection. Tori’s love of fashion carries over to the track where she is well known for accessorizing her uniform with an array of vibrant headbands.

Tori’s journey to become an Olympic gold medalist and World Champion has been an inspiration to many.  As an infant, she and her sister were left in foster care by their mother, until age 2, when her paternal grandmother gained custody of the girls. Her grandmother raised her and has been a constant source of support through Tori’s rise in the world of track and field. Based on her experience, Bowie has become an advocate for foster children in the U.S.

She’s been featured in many outlets, including People, USA Today, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Essence, Elle, InStyle and more. She was recently named to the Sports Illustrated Fittest 50 and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.

 

Accomplishments

  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Gold (4x100m); Silver (100m); Bronze (200m)
  • 2015 IAAF World Championships, Bronze medal (100-meter)
  • 2015 Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year
  • 2013 USATF Outdoor championships, 4th place finish
  • 2012 NCAA Indoor/Outdoor Long Jump Champion
  • Three-time NCAA All- American
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