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US athlete, Tori Bowie died of birth complications according to an autopsy report

US Olympic Gold Medalist, Tori Bowie’s cause of death has been confirmed as birth complications according to an autopsy report. 

According to the autopsy report (TMZ) from the Orange County (Florida) Medical Examiner’s Office, the sprinter had a well-developed foetus in her 8th month and she was in labor at the time of her death. Per the report, the athlete died from birth complications which include respiratory distress and eclampsia.

“Eclampsia typically occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. It’s rare and affects less than 3% of people with preeclampsia. Eclampsia can cause complications during pregnancy and requires emergency medical care,” the clinic’s website stated. 

Tori Bowie’s death took an emotional toll on the athletic community and the world as news of her death surfaced on the internet. The 32-year-old athlete died on May 2 in her home, in Winter Garden, Florida. The Sherrif of Orange County, Florida found her body in her home while conducting a welfare check after complaints were lodged when close ones had not seen or heard from her in days. Her funeral was held on May 12 In Mississippi. 

In an Instagram post, her management, Icon Management Incorporation broke the news

“We’re devastated to share the very sad news that Tori Bowie has passed away. We’ve lost a client, dear friend, daughter and sister. Tori was a champion…a beacon of light that shined so bright! We’re truly heartbroken and our prayers are with the family, friends and everyone that loved her.” As the story continues to develop, we ask that you please respect our privacy

Tori won three Olympic medals at the 2016 Rio Games, bagging the gold medal with Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felis, and English Gardner, silver in the 100-meter dash, and bronze in the 200 meters race. 


After clinching the gold medal for the 100-meter dash at the 2017 IAAF World Championship in London was 10.85 seconds, she became the world’s fastest woman. 

Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour is a Student Journalist at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication, Uni-MAC GIJ. He is a Research enthusiast and an avid reader.


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