Tobi Amusan suspended for violation of rule by Anti-doping body

The body established to checkmate athletes for field and tract events, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has taken the decision to provisionally suspend Nigerian track and field athlete, Tobi Amusan, for three missed whereabouts failures.

In a statement via its Twitter, the AIU said the charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal and determined before the World Athletics Championships.

In response to the accusation, Amusan vowed to clear her name before this year’s competition, which will take place in Budapest next month.

“I am a CLEAN athlete, and I am regularly (maybe more than usual) tested by the AIU,” she wrote, in referencing the Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping issues in international track and is the agency that charged her with the violation.

The 100m hurdles world record holder, explained that she was charged with missing three doping tests but has denied taking performance enhancing substances and expects to be cleared to compete at the world championship.

Amusan, 26, is the women’s hurdles world record holder who has represented Nigeria in numerous international competitions.

To protect the integrity of the sport and provide a level playing field for all competitors, the AIU, which is in charge of regulating anti-doping measures in athletics around the world, has severe rules and regulations in place.

Consequently, Athletes must submit their whereabouts, including their daily whereabouts and availability for testing, in accordance with one of these rules.

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