- Title: Bowie next aims for long jump success before Olympic sprint glory
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** POSTER OF BOWIE / BOWIE AT EVENT HOLDING HER FLOWERS
- 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: LVA0026TFRZNJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- 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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