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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 serves as a multi-media producer for CBN News Newswatch, and social media outlets. Prior to joining CBN News she worked for Fox Sports Florida producing and reporting. Talia attended Regent University where she earned a Master’s in Journalism and the University of Virginia. She lives in Newport News, Virginia.