a bronze in the 200. She also ran the anchor leg in the women’s 4×100 relay, in which Team USA won gold. She returned to the U.S. as one of the country’s breakout performers on the track and received a hero’s welcome in Mississippi, where Nov. 25 was dubbed “Tori Bowie Day.”
“I’ve never even thought about anything like this,” she told The Hattiesburg American, which is part of the USA TODAY Network. “It’s like back in Sandhill, they have a sign right when you turn inside (the campus at Pisgah High, her alma mater), they actually have a sign, it says ‘Tori Bowie Lane.’ To see things like that and like this, it’s just like miracles, I guess.”
By the end of 2017, Bowie had become a world champion in both the women’s 100 and 4×100 relay. She also placed fourth at the 2019 world championships, in the long jump. She last competed professionally in June, placing fifth in her only race of the season.