The shocking cause of Tori Bowie's death was revealed

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The shocking cause of Tori Bowie's death was revealed
The shocking cause of Tori Bowie's death was revealed

The autopsy was carried out on the body of Tori Bowie, the American sprinter and long jumper, who died on April 28, at the age of only 32, and the causes of death are shocking. Tori was found dead in her home in Orange County, Florida.

According to the autopsy, she may have succumbed to pregnancy-related complications, including eclampsia, a life-threatening seizure associated with high blood pressure. The news of the champion's sudden death caused a stir in the athletics world.

The Olympic champion in the 4x100m relay at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games died due to pregnancy complications, according to various media outlets. She the athlete was pregnant and was eight months waiting, and at the time of her disappearance, according to her reconstructions, she had just gone into labor.

Born on August 27, 1990 in Sand Hill, Mississippi, and raised by her grandmother, Tori Bowie transitioned from the long jump to the sprint in 2014, setting the 100m world record in 10.80 at the Munich meeting that year. She continued to amass a huge meteoric success list by winning three Olympic medals in 2016 in Rio, with gold in the 4x100m relay, silver in the 100m behind Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah and bronze in the 200m.

The following year, in London, Tori Bowie became world champion in the straight, winning in 10.85, and she also took part in Team USA's gold relay in the 4x100m relay.

About the eclampsia

The 32-year-old American's death was caused by eclampsia, a serious complication that can occur during pregnancy.

Eclampsia is characterized by seizures similar to epileptic seizures, but they are not caused by a brain syndrome, but by a sudden and disproportionate increase in blood pressure. It is important to note that eclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy and is a rare condition that affects less than 3% of pregnant people.

The condition requires emergency medical attention and can be life-threatening for both the mother and the fetus. In Tori Bowie's case, eclampsia occurred in the last stage of gestation, with a well-developed fetus. This made the situation even more tragic, leaving a void in the world of sport and in the lives of those closest to her.