- Title: Bowie next aims for long jump success before Olympic sprint glory
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BOWIE LISTENING AT THE EVENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "Yes, so long jump is my favourite event. That's where I started. That's kind of how I got into track and field and I don't want to neglect it. I remember the last time I did the long jump and made the team I think I went there and ranked like probably one or two in the world and oh my God I didn't even make the finals. Probably almost last, finished almost last place there and I don't want to, you know, have that as my last memory of the long jump. I want to be able to... I want to go back out there and have some fresh memories of the long jump. So I'm going to try to do it for the next championship." CLOSE OF BOWIE'S SHOES / BOWIE TALKING TO AN ADIDAS PR (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: (ON WINNING THE 100M WORLD TITLE) "I kind of had an idea but I didn't know. I didn't want to get up celebrating too soon and look crazy so I just kind of like wait until, you know just sat down and wait until they put it on the board to confirm it. You know, and at that moment I was like it just finally happened, everything has finally paid off, all the sacrifices." BOWIE HOLDING THE BOUQUET OF FLOWERS BOWIE TALKING TO MAN WHO WORKS FOR ADIDAS BOWIE HUGGING MAN (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "I'm feeling a lot better. I've been doing everything it takes to try to get myself back together, you know, soaking, doctors, chiros (chiropractors) and all that good stuff. I don't actually have relay practice until Friday morning and I'll be there, you know, training with the ladies and, you know, with high hopes of running." BOWIE AT EVENT BOWIE WALKING THROUGH ROOM (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "Yes, I mean I was trying to tell my coach and my trainers like, you know, since Sunday I felt like I was back around 85 percent, you know with the soreness in my hip. I'm just not where I want to be." BOWIE TALKING TO PHOTOGRAPHER (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "Oh yes, you know I have a bye right now going into the 2019 world champs. Don't know where they're at yet but I do have a bye and (LAUGHS). So I won't have to do the 100 metres at the national championships. You know, I can just go there, strictly focus on the 200 metre and, you know, when I get to the world championships in 2019 I can just you know eventually do the double." BOWIE STANDING NEXT TO HER POSTER SHOES ON DISPLAY BOWIE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S 100-METRE WORLD CHAMPION, TORI BOWIE, SAYING: "Not disappointment there. I feel like 2019 will be the perfect year to achieve both the 100 and 200 metre (double) right before the Olympics and hopefully I can do it again at the Olympics. So I think everything is perfect timing." BOWIE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SIGN, READING: "#TAKECHARGELDN" VARIOUS OF SHOE ON DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2017 19:11
- Keywords: Tori Bowie 100-metre 100m long jump World Athletics Championship
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Athletics,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0036TFRZNJ
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- Story Text:World 100-metre champion Tori Bowie said on Wednesday (August 9) that it's not the track but the sand pit that's her main objective in 2018.
Bowie, 26, started her career in the long jump and is aiming to compete in the event at next year's IAAF World Indoor Championship in Birmingham, UK.
The American said the long jump is her favourite event but she hasn't competed in it at championship level since the 2014 world indoors when she finished last in first round. Bowie said she doesn't want that to be her lasting memory of the long jump.
Meanwhile, at the 2017 World Championships in London Bowie is hoping to recover from a sore hip to compete in the women's 4x100-metre relay final on Saturday (August 12). Bowie suffered cuts and bruises in winning the 100-metre title after tumbling headlong on to the track following her dip to claim victory.
The injury forced Bowie to abandon her bid to add the 200-metre gold when she withdrew from the heats of the longer event on Tuesday (August 8).
She could have joined Katrin Krabbe and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the only women to have completed the 100/200m double in the same world championships but she said she didn't feel disappointed about missing on winning the 200m title.
Bowie said she's targeting the double at the 2019 World Championships in Doha before trying to complete the same feat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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