CHORZOW, POLAND - JULY 16, 2023: Tobi AMUSAN of Nigeria, wins the Women's 100m Hurdles, during the SILESIA Kamila Skolimowska Memorial 2023, part of the 2023 Diamond League series, on July 16, 2023, at Slaski Stadium in Chorzow. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

100m hurdles world record holder Tobi Amusan, has been cleared of any anti-doping violations, and her provisional suspension has been lifted.

The 26-year-old Nigerian star, a double Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was facing accusations of missing three doping tests, which could have prevented her from participating in the World Athletics Championships, which starts this weekend in Budapest.

However, an Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) disciplinary tribunal has found her not guilty of violating anti-doping rules.

In a statement the AIU said: “A panel of the disciplinary tribunal, by majority decision, has today found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.

“AIU head Brett Clothier has indicated the 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.”

Amusan expressed her relief on Instagram and is now excited to defend her world title at the upcoming championships.

“I’m thrilled to put this behind me and look forward to defending my title at next week’s World Championships,” she posted on her official Instagram handle.

Amusan set the women’s 100m hurdles world record at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July 2022, crossing the line in 12.12 seconds. She now has the chance to defend the only title she has not defended in her career after her successfully defending of her Nigerian, African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games and Diamond League titles.


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