Hurdles world record holder Amusan charged with ‘whereabouts’ violation

Hurdles world record holder Amusan charged with ‘whereabouts’ violation

Tobi Amusan, the world record holder in the 100m hurdles, revealed on Wednesday that she has been charged with missing three doping tests. However, she firmly denies using any performance enhancing substances and is confident that she will be cleared to compete at the upcoming world championships. Amusan emphasized her status as a clean athlete and mentioned that she undergoes regular testing by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). She expressed her faith that the situation will be resolved in her favor and that she will be able to participate in the world championships in August.

Amusan stated that her case will be decided by a tribunal consisting of three arbitrators. According to the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, the penalty for three failures to provide whereabouts information is a two-year ineligibility, which can be reduced to a minimum of one year depending on the athlete’s level of fault. Athletics follows a three-strikes rule, whereby inaccurate whereabouts information can result in a missed test or a filing failure. If an athlete accumulates three strikes within a 12-month period, it is considered an anti-doping violation.

Despite the ongoing situation, Amusan achieved victory at the Silesia Diamond League meet, marking her second Diamond League win of the season. She made history as the first Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event when she triumphed in Eugene, Ore., in 2022, setting a world record time of 12.12 seconds. Amusan’s success was marred by the disqualification of Nigeria’s 4×100 relay team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to anchor runner Grace Nwokocha’s failed doping test.

The World Athletics Championships are scheduled to take place from August 19 to 27 in Budapest. Amusan remains hopeful that she will be able to compete in the prestigious event and showcase her talent on the global stage.

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