Tobi Amusan, the world champion and world record holder in the 100m hurdles, is at risk of being suspended due to allegations of missed drug tests. Amusan, who is preparing to defend her title at the upcoming World Athletics Championship in Budapest, shared the development on her Instagram handle.
According to Amusan, she has been charged with three missed drug tests within a 12-month period, a violation that could potentially lead to a two-year suspension, even if an athlete has never failed a drug test. She expressed her intention to fight the charges and stated that her case will be decided by a tribunal of three arbitrators before the start of the World Championships next month.
Amusan asserted her status as a clean athlete and highlighted that she is regularly subjected to testing by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), even being tested within days of her third alleged missed test. She maintains faith that the matter will be resolved in her favor, allowing her to compete in the World Championships in August.
It is worth noting that Amusan set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds at last year’s World Athletics Championships.