Athletics: New 100m Women World Champion Injured
The dramatic dive that earned American sprinter Torie Bowie the gold medal in the Women's 100m event at the ongoing World Championships in London has left her with some cuts.
Bowie dove past Mari-Josée Ta Lou of Côte d'Ivoire at the finish line, 10.85 to 10.86, to win the IAAF World Championships 100m final on Sunday night in London.
Torie said: "The dive doesn't feel too good now. 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 is. 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."
Sunday's win marks Bowie's first individual global championship gold medal and followed Justin Gatlin's 100m gold on Saturday night.
This feat has given the United States its first gold medal sweep of the 100m event across both genders since the 2005 worlds, when Gatlin and Lauryn Williams combined for gold.