I’ll fight – Tobi Amusan on anti-doping violation charge against her
World-record hurdler, Tobi Amusan, in the early hours of Wednesday revealed that she has been charged with an alleged anti-doping rule violation.
Amusan also vowed to resolve the charges against her before this year’s competition, which will be place in Budapest next month.
The 26-year-old Nigerian athlete disclosed this in a post via her Instagram account.
She said, “Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months.
“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.”
According to the AIU, an athlete who misses tests within a period of 12 months is guilty of anti-doping rule violation, and the penalty includes suspension for two years, which may be reduced to a minimum of one year depending on the degree of fault.
The latest development has now cast doubt on Amusan’s participation in next month’s world championships.
Amusan set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles of 12.12 seconds at last year’s World Athletics Championships.