With barely a month left before the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary gets underway, Tobi Amusan- the 100 meters hurdles world champion, is on a stare of not defending her title.

This comes after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) temporarily suspended the 100-meter hurdles World record holder for failing to turn up for three drug tests.

“The AIU confirms that it has today charged and provisionally suspended Tobi Amusan (NGR) for 3 Whereabouts Failures.

“The Charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal and determined before the World Athletics Championships,” AIU confirmed.

In her defense, the in-form hurdler claimed she was clean and adhered to AIU drug tests regularly.

“I am a clean athlete, and I am regularly; (maybe more than 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 favor and that I will be competing at the World Championships in August.” Amusan pointed out.

Fingers crossed all goes well for Amusan as it would be a huge miss of her talent in the World Championships.


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