Five years on, in the very same stadium on Sunday night, Bowie, the long jumper turned sprinter, brought her prediction to life by becoming world 100 metres champion - and for her next trick, she is already thinking of a golden double. "It was a really hard year, with a lot of pressure but I managed to produce a great performance".
"The dive doesn't feel too good now", Bowie said.
Schippers was beaten by Marie-Josee Ta Lou in her heat and she lost out again as the Ivorian won the first semi in a season's best time of 10.87secs, the Dutch 200m specialist qualifying automatically in second.
"Ta Lou went away fast but she always does. It's awesome. It's something I've always dreamed about, being a world champion", Walsh said.
Olympic champion Nafi Thiam added the world crown to her accolades with victory in the heptathlon.
This race was supposed to be all about the dominant Jamaican Elaine Thompson, who had comfortably defeated Bowie in their two previous meetings in last year's Olympic final and this summer's Diamond League race in Shanghai. She ran the anchor leg on the 4 x 100 relay team that won a gold medal, earned a silver medal in the 100 meter run and a bronze medal in the 200-meter run. "I'm extremely content with my silver and bronze medals".
"In the US trials, I ran four days in a row".