BREAKING: AIU clears Tobi Amusan of doping suspension, to run at World Championship

Oluwatobiloba Amusan, 100m hurdles champion and record holder, has been cleared by The Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) of an anti-doping rule violation.

The World Athletics body, who announced this on Thursday, in a tweet, on its handle, (@aiu_athletics), said Amusan’s suspension has been provisionally lifted but said it might likely appeal the decision with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

“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.”

However, with this decision, the 26-year-old Nigerian is free to compete at the World Athletics Championships beginning this Saturday in Budapest, Hungary.

Amusan had earlier been temporarily suspended as she faced charges of three whereabouts failures, which constitutes an anti-doping rule violation for missing three out-of-competition tests within 12 months. Amusan had contested this charge.

Amusan, who had consistently insisted that she was not a drug cheat, argued that the tester did not do enough from locating her.

“I am a clean athlete and I am regularly; (maybe more than usual) tested by the AIU-I was tested within days of my third ‘missed test.

“I have faith that this will be resolved in my favour and that I will be competing at the World Championships in August,’ Amusan wrote last month on her Facebook page.

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