World Athletics has moved swiftly to refute claims circulating in Nigerian media that Tobi Amusan, the reigning World 100m hurdles champion and record holder, has been granted the green light to defend her title at the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Despite the fact Tobi Amusan’s name was featured on the entry list for the Budapest Championships, as disclosed last week, her participation is contingent on the resolution of the failure charge lodged against her by the AIU for missing three tests.
Nicole Jeffery, World Athletics’ Head of Communications, made an unequivocal clarification on the situation of the Nigerian athlete.
‘Please be advised – reports appearing in Nigeria that say Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in Budapest are wrong.
No decision has been made in this case yet. When a decision is made, it will be announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit,’ wrote Jeffery in a mail sent to journalists.