WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023: Tobi Amusan Cleared To Compete At Budapest

NigeriaTobi Amusan, the world champion and world record holder in the 100m hurdles, has been cleared to race at this month’s world championships after a case of missing drug tests.

According to the Athletics Integrity Unit, (AIU) which handles doping cases in track and field, a disciplinary tribunal found that Amusan did not commit an anti-doping rule violation and her provisional suspension was lifted with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the AIU did not provide any more details about the reversal.

“AIU Head Brett Clothier has indicated the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is disappointed by this decision and will review the reasoning in detail before deciding whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline,” according to an AIU press release. “The decision is currently confidential but will be published in due course.”

Amusan, a 26-year-old had been provisionally suspended last month while anti-doping authorities investigated a charge that she missed three drug tests in a 12-month span, which can trigger further to up to a two-year suspension even if an athlete never fails a drug test.

This clearance now afford Amusan the opportunity to defend the only title in her career that she has yet to defend, following her successful retention of her Nigeria, African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games, and Diamond League titles.

This season, Amusan is ranked second in the world by best time of (12.34) behind Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico (12.31).

The first round of the 100m hurdles at worlds is Tuesday, August 27th.

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