Women’s world 100m hurdle champion, Tobi Amusan, will compete at the upcoming World Athletic Championship in Budapest after she was cleared of doping violation.
The 26-year-old world record holder was initially banned for whereabouts failure in the last 12 months.
A Disciplinary Tribunal panel on Thursday found by a majority decision the Nigerian had not violated any anti-doping rules. Amusan had been charged with three doping test Whereabout Failures within a 12-month period last month, leaving her participation at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in doubt.
The reasoning for the decision is yet to be published, but the AIU through its head, Brett Clothier, has expressed its disappointment and plans to review the ruling, before deciding whether to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In the latest statement, AIU said a “majority decision” of the disciplinary tribunal ruled that Amusan “has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period”.
An excited Amusan took to social media to share her excitement after the news broke, and has promised to defend her title in Budapest.
“This morning, I found out that the independent tribunal that heard my case has ruled that I did not violate the whereabouts rules and as a result I will not be sanctioned and none of my results will be precluded,”
“I am thrilled to put this behind me, and I look forward to defending my title at next week’s World Championships.