Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie died in labour due to childbirth complications

Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie died in labour due to childbirth complications.

The 32-year-old, who won gold in the 4×100 metre relay at the Rio Olympics in 2016, was found dead in her home in Florida on May 2.

Bowie was discovered when Orange County police were conducting a welfare check after receiving reports that she ‘had not been seen or heard from in several days’.

An autopsy report states that Bowie had a ‘well developed fetus’, was around eight months pregnant and was in active labour at the time of her death.

The report says possible causes of death included respiratory distress and eclampsia, which can cause seizures during pregnancy.

Bowie’s agent, Kimberly Holland, told CBS: ‘Unfortunately, so many people, including the media, are making speculations that she did something to herself, which is very hurtful.

‘So hopefully, now knowing the truth, there will be many apologies.’

Along with her gold medal at the Rio Olympics, Bowie also won silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m.

She also won gold in the 100m at the World Championships in London in 2017.

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