The world record holder in the hurdles sprint is accused of violating anti-doping rules.
Nigerian runner Tobi Amusan said she was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body to fight against negative phenomena in athletics, in connection with missing doping tests.
“Today, the AIU charged me with an alleged violation of the rules due to the fact that I missed three tests within 12 months.
I intend to contest this allegation and will have my case heard by a three-arbitrator tribunal before the start of the World Cup next month.
I am a clean athlete and regularly (perhaps more often than usual) tested by the AIU – I was tested within days of my third “missed test”.
I believe that this issue will be resolved in my favor and that I will compete at the World Championships in August, ”the athlete wrote.
Amusan won the 100m hurdles at the 2022 World Championships, where she set a world record.