American Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie of Sand Hill, Miss. is now a World Championship gold medalist in an individual event. On Sunday, Bowie won the gold medal in the women's 100m at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championship in London, Great Britain.
Bowie won the gold medal at the Olympic Stadium in London by the absolute slimmest of margins. She had a time in the women's 100m final of 10.85 seconds and beat Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast by one one-hundredth of a second. Ta Lou had a silver medal winning time of 10.86 seconds.
Dafnee Schippers of the Netherlands won the bronze medal with a time of 10.96 seconds. Bowie meanwhile earned a podium spot by 0.13 seconds over Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, who each posted times of 10.98 seconds.
Bowie won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the women's 4x100m relay with long jump specialist Tianna Bartoletta of Elyria, Ohio, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles, California and English Gardner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bowie also won the silver medal in the women's 100m at last year's Olympic Games, but finished 0.12 seconds back of Thompson.