World Athletics clears Tobi Amusan of doping allegation
World Athletics has cleared sprinter, Tobi Amusan, to participate in the world championship in Budapest, Hungary after she was found not guilty of doping.
In a message posted on X (formerly Twitter), the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Amusan did not commit an anti-doping rule violation.
Amusan successfully secured the upturning of the provisional ban slammed on her by AIU for missing three whereabouts tests within 12 months.
The AIU had on 19 July announced Amusan’s provisional ban, but the athlete vowed to challenge the decision along with her legal team, having insisted she was clean and had nothing to hide.
It was gathered Amusan’s case was argued before the AIU panel on Wednesday.
After an exhaustive session, the world record holder in the 100m hurdles event was able to prove her case.
A statement was issued yesterday night by the AIU, reads in part: “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.
“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.
This development means Amusan has the go-ahead to defend her world title at the World Athletics Championships billed for Budapest, Hungary, from 19-27 August.
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