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Olympic champion honored with Mississippi highway sign

December 30, 2018

SANDHILL, Miss. (AP) — Even speeding Mississippi drivers will note one of the fastest women in the world.

Officials recently unveiled a highway sign on Mississippi 25 in Rankin County honoring sprinter Tori Bowie (BOO’-wee).

The sign says: “Welcome to the community of Sandhill, home of Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie.”

Bowie won gold with the American team in women’s 4x100 meter relay in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won a silver medal that year in the 100-meter and a bronze medal in the 200-meter.

Local news outlets report the 28-year-old Bowie attended the ceremony.

She graduated from Pisgah High School in Rankin County and attended the University of Southern Mississippi.

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