Tobi Amusan Not Fully Cleared by AIU: What We Know

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Nigerian Athlete Tobi Amusan Cleared to Compete in World Athletics Championships Amidst Controversy

In a turn of events that has both fans and critics on edge, Tobi Amusan, the reigning World 100m hurdles champion and record holder, has been granted approval to participate in the upcoming World Athletics Championships set to take place in Budapest, Hungary.

Amusan’s journey to this point has been marred by controversy, as she faced charges of three whereabouts failures, a violation under anti-doping rules.

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These failures stemmed from missed tests within a 12-month span, raising concerns about her eligibility for the championship.

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However, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria has announced that the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has cleared Amusan to compete at the World Championships.

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This decision has paved the way for her to defend the gold medal she secured in the previous edition of the Championships.

Despite the initial setback, Amusan’s track record of retaining titles in various competitions, including the Nigerian Championships, African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games, and Diamond League, has solidified her reputation as a remarkable athlete.

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With this latest development, she now has the opportunity to defend the last remaining title in her illustrious career.

A tribunal composed of three arbitrators deliberated on the case and reportedly found that Amusan had valid arguments for two of the missed tests.

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They asserted that the tester had not adequately attempted to locate her, which contributed to the circumstances leading to the missed tests.

This decision clears Amusan of any wrongdoing and allows her to continue her journey in athletics.

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In response to the decision, the AIU Head, Brett Clothier, expressed disappointment and indicated that the organization would review the reasoning in detail.

The AIU is considering whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) before the applicable deadline.

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As the global athletics community watches with bated breath, Tobi Amusan is now poised to step onto the track in Budapest, Hungary, and showcase her undeniable talent.

Her resilience in the face of adversity, along with the controversy surrounding her eligibility, has only added to the anticipation surrounding her participation in the World Athletics Championships.

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