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Tobi Amusans vows to fight allegations of doping after missing drug tests



Tobi Amusans vows to fight allegations of doping after missing drug tests

The 100m hurdles world champion and world record holder Tobi Amusan is fighting an accusation of failing a drug test, which might result in a suspension.

Tobi Amusan announced the complaint on social media, writing that she was accused of skipping three drug tests within a year, which is punishable by a two-year suspension even if the athlete in question has never failed a drug test.

The 26-year-old Amusan stated in her Instagram post that she intended to contest the accusation and have her case heard by a panel of three arbitrators ahead of the 2017 World Championships.


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The reigning 100m hurdles world champion asserted her belief in her clean athlete status and mentioned that she undergoes regular testing by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), including being tested within days of her third alleged missed test.

“Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months,” she said in a post on Instagram.

“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,” she said.


“I am a CLEAN ATHLETE, and I am regularly; (maybe more than the usual) tested by the AIU – I was tested within days of my third ‘missed test.’ I have FAITH that this will be resolved in my favour and that I will be competing at the World Championships in August.”

The Nigerian expressed faith that the matter would be resolved in her favor, allowing her to compete in the World Championships in August.

The AIU, the governing body responsible for handling doping cases in track and field, charged Amusan, according to her social media post.

Amusan made history by breaking the 100m hurdles world record from 12.20 seconds to 12.12 seconds in the semifinals of the World Championships held in Eugene, Oregon, in July of last year. 




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