The World Athletics, on Sunday, debunked reports that Tobi Amusan has been cleared of doping and was now enabled to defend her title in the forthcoming World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary from August 19 to August 27, 2023.
The world’s athletics body, in a statement, signed by Nicole Jeffery, its Head of Communications, said Amusan has not been cleared for the competition.
“Please be advised, reports that say Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in Budapest are wrong. “No decision has been made in this case yet. When a decision is made, it will be announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU),” Jeffery said.
Amusan was formerly excluded by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria from its team participating in the competition as a result of the doping investigation but was later included by World Athletics in the entry list for the Budapest Championships published last week but with a provision that her participation would depend on the outcome of the whereabouts failure charge preferred against her by the AIU.
The AIU has said a decision regarding the matter will be made before the start of the World Championships.