Tobi Amusan reacts to being cleared by panel, says, ‘I'm thrilled to put this behind me’


The world women’s 100m hurdles champion, Nigeria's Tobi Amusan, has reacted to being cleared by the Athletics Integrity Unit for whereabouts failures.

This means that Amusan, 26, can now compete at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, set to begin Saturday in Budapest, Hungary.

Taking to her Facebook page on Thursday, August 17,2023, an excited Amusan wrote: "This morning, I found out that the independent tribunal that heard my case has ruled that I did not violate the whereabouts rules and as a result I will not be sanctioned and none of my results will be precluded.

"I am thrilled to put this behind me, and I look forward to defending my title at next week's World Championships. 

"I generally have been and consistently will be an ally of clean sport.

"To my five fingers, God is the greatest and I genuinely appreciate y'all for the support."

The 26-year-old athlete, in July, was suspended for missing three drug tests within 12 months and was facing a two-year ban if found wanting.

Amusan set the current world record in the women's 100m hurdles at last year's championship in Oregon.
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