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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Cleared Of All Doping Charges, Set To Compete At World Championship

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Tobi Amusan was declared not guilty of doping, global Athletics gave her the go-ahead to compete in the global championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Amusan did not break any anti-doping rules, according to a statement made by the Athletics Integrity Unit and published on X (formerly Twitter).

Amusan was issued a provisional ban by AIU for failing three whereabouts tests within a 12-month period, but she was able to get it overturned.

Amusan’s interim suspension had been published by the AIU on July 19; nevertheless, the athlete promised to appeal the decision with the help of her legal counsel since she felt she was clean and had nothing to conceal.

According to information, the AIU panel heard arguments in favor of Amusan on Wednesday. The 100m hurdles world record holder was able to make her point after a lengthy discussion.

“A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision, has today found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within 12 months,” according to a statement released by the AIU last night.

“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. The decision is currently confidential but will be published in due course.

“Amusan’s provisional suspension has now been lifted with immediate effect. ” the statement concluded.

As a result of this event, Amusan is now free to defend her global championship in the global Athletics Championships scheduled to take place in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19–27.

After several days of silence from the AIU and Amusan’s camp, many had feared the worst, but they felt a huge sense of relief after the AIU panel’s verdict was made public on Thursday.

Amusan astonished spectators and rivals alike when she broke the world record in the 100-meter hurdles semi-finals at the 2017 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with a performance that represented the biggest improvement for a world record in the event in 42 years.

Later, in the final 90 minutes, she ran a quicker time, but an unlawful wind wiped out the results.

It’s interesting that Amusan has said it’s conceivable to break her 100-meter hurdles world record (WR) once more.

Amusan said she might still break her record in a post on the World Athletics Instagram page from June 2023, where she was visible practicing and getting ready for the Ostrava Golden Spikes event.

“I’m a big believer in the Bible; nothing is impossible, and 11 seconds? Most definitely,” it read.

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