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Tori Bowie: Faith Like a Mustard Seed Wins Her Silver

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Olympian Tori Bowie took a leap of faith four years ago when she told her grandmother that she could beat Olympians Allyson Felix, Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.

Bowie left Rio taking home the medals of the Olympic rainbow, gold, silver and bronze. 

Gold Women's 4x100m relay
Silver Women's 100m
Bronze Women's 200m

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Bowie did just that during the women's 100 meter dash finals Saturday night when she beat the two-time defending champion Pryce with a time of 10.81 seconds.

It is a feat few people have accomplished in a four-year time span. But as she watched the 200 meter Olympic final race in London she said, "I think I can beat those women running. I really think I can beat those ladies."

The then 21-year-old Tori was only a two-time NCAA long jump champion, with no professional track and field contract, and a broken jaw that kept her out of the U.S. Olympic trials.



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Talia Wise has served as a multi-media producer for, CBN Newswatch, The Prayer Link, and CBN News social media outlets. Prior to joining CBN News she worked for Fox Sports Florida producing and reporting. Talia earned a master’s degree in journalism from Regent University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.