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Southern Miss’ Tori Bowie, the World’s fastest woman, wins second gold medal

Tori Bowie, right, crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 4x100-meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday.
Tori Bowie, right, crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 4x100-meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday. Associated Press

Former Southern Miss track standout Tori Bowie added her second gold medal of the IAAF World Championships on Saturday at Olympic Stadium in London.

Called the world’s fastest woman, helped the U.S. track team win the 4x100 meter relay in a world-best 41.82 seconds. Britain took silver medal and Jamaica earned bronze.

The Sand Hill native became the first double gold medalist at the world championships, adding to the 100 meter crown she won last week.

Last year at the Summer Olympics, Bowie won three medals. She ran the anchor leg on the 4 x 100 relay team that won a gold medal, earned a silver medal in the 100 meter run and a bronze medal in the 200-meter run.

The Sand Hill native turns 27 on Aug. 27.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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