Another shock 100m final was delivered at #London2017 Tori Bowie literally threw herself over the finish line.https://t.co/Ky7frMyPFQ pic.twitter.com/Jt1WNsEseR — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 6, 2017"The dive doesn't feel too good now," said Bowie. "But that has saved me at championships in the past. I never give up until I'm over the line. "Ta Lou went away fast but she always does. It didn't bother me and I just kept pumping my legs and arms until the finish. "I have a few cuts but I'll be ready for the 200m. I'm not afraid of what is to come." Her opponents are increasingly learning to fear her, though. This race was supposed to be all about the dominant Jamaican Elaine Thompson, who had comfortably defeated Bowie in their two previous meetings in last year's Olympic final and this summer's Diamond League race in Shanghai.
Yet while Thompson underperformed in a way she could not explain after a superb semi-final run,Bowie came on strong to underline the quality that she had also demonstrated in the Rio Games. After winning silver in the 100m there and bronze in the 200m, she completed her set of medals with gold in the relay. "Don't get me wrong," she said in an interview later. "I'm extremely content with my silver and bronze medals. But once I won the gold, I fell in love."
Look how close that was!Tori Bowie wins the 100m thanks to the perfect dip at the end.https://t.co/e8sKMTC6cH #London2017 pic.twitter.com/16sV1esAS5 — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 6, 2017
"It's one of the best nights of my life" Tori Bowie reacts to being 100m world champion.https://t.co/e8sKMTTH4f #London2017 pic.twitter.com/fnOC3QIUnn — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 6, 2017Now, she has her eyes trained on the 200m. "In the U.S. trials, I ran four days in a row. I'm a little beaten up but at least I've got a couple of days rest here," she smiled. Bowie loves the idea of gold now.
Tori Bowie is the fastest woman in the world!The American takes the gold.https://t.co/e8sKMTC6cH #London2017 pic.twitter.com/Lfpp1KsHRQ — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 6, 2017