When you meet Tori Bowie, the first two things you notice are her smile and her contagious laugh. In fact, it’s almost impossible to believe that when this warm, inviting young woman steps onto the track, she becomes a ruthless competitor who stops at nothing to win.

But Tori is no stranger to transformation. In just four years, she went from an injured long jumper to a dynamic sprinter. And now, with a hat trick of Olympic medals under her belt, the name Tori Bowie strikes fear into the hearts of her opponents.

So what makes Tori Bowie so dangerous on the track? The answer is twofold. First, to put it simply, she wants to win more than you do.

“I feel like I’m the best at what I do, and I’m hard on myself when I don’t win, simply because I know I’m the best,” Tori explained. “If I lose, I feel it’s something I did wrong. It’s not because someone came and beat me who’s more competitive or they have more talent—it’s because of me, and that’s what makes me disappointed.”