World record athlete, Tobi Amusan was cleared of the charges and suspension by the World Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) of rule violation.
In July 2023, The Athletics was suspended on charges of allegedly skipping three tests in 12 month period.
Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU released a statement on their official website asserting the lift of the suspension imposed on Amusan on Thursday, 17th of August 2023.
“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 a 12-month period.”
“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.”
This announcement means the World Record Holder will compete at the World Championship scheduled to take place in Budapest, Hungary 2023 and subsequent games in the future.
Tobi Amusan’s Stand on the Allegation
Before now, the Athletics has cleared herself on these charges and also shared her willingness to fight the allegation, this was shown in a comment she shared on her Instagram account.
She captioned: “I intend to fight this charge and will have my case decided by a tribunal of 3 arbitrators before the start of next month’s World Championships,” her post had read.
“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 favor and that I will be competing at the World Championships in August.
“In the meantime, I ask that the media respect my privacy while I address these distractions in my upcoming arbitration.”
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