Olympic sprinter Tori Bowie’s autopsy report concludes she died of complications during childbirth
ORLANDO, Fla. — According to an autopsy report, US Olympic champion sprinter Tori Bowie died of complications during childbirth.
Bowie, who won three medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was found dead last month. She was 32.
The report from the medical examiner’s office in Orlando, Florida, said Bowie was estimated to be eight months pregnant and showing signs of labor when she was found dead on May 2. The report said she was found in bed in a “safe haven”. with possible complications including respiratory failure and eclampsia. The autopsy report said “the way to die is natural”.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women have the highest maternal mortality rate in the United States – 69.9 per 100,000 live births in 2021, nearly three times higher than white women .
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, in early May, officers went to a home in the area “to check on the health of a woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard of.” nothing in a few days.” She was later identified as Frentorish “Tori” Bowie.
The toxicology test results were negative and the autopsy report listed bipolar disorder in her medical history.
Bowie grew up in Mississippi after being adopted as a child by his grandmother. She considers herself a basketball player and only reluctantly showed up as a teenager, where she became an elite sprinter and long jumper. She attended Southern Mississippi, where she won the NCAA long jump championship at indoor and outdoor events in 2011.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bowie won silver in 100 and bronze in 200. She then ran anchor foot in the 4×100 team alongside Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix and English Gardner to win medals. Yellow.
A year later, she won the 100 meters at the 2017 world championships in London. She also helped the 4×100 team win a gold medal.
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