“Yeah, It’s A Tough One, Says Tobi Amusan 

Nigerian track and field athlete, Tobi Amusan, has said it has not been easy for her considering what she passed through in the last couple of weeks.

The Athletics Integrity Unit had earlier set up a disciplinary tribunal to probe her over doping and she was then suspended.

“AIU Head Brett Clothier has indicated the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is disappointed by this decision and will review the reasoning in detail before deciding whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline,” according to an AIU press release. “The decision is currently confidential but will be published in due course.”

She was later found not guilty.

“A disciplinary tribunal found that Amusan did not commit an anti-doping rule violation and her provisional suspension was lifted with immediate effect, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping cases in track and field”.

“Nobody likes to lose but considering what I have gone through in the past couple of months, I’m so grateful that I came out”, Amusan said.

Williams, the 30-year-old, who previously won in Beijing in 2015, timed 12.43 seconds to edge out Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico (12.44sec) with Kendra Harrison of the United States taking bronze (12.46).

Amusan and 2019 winner Nia Ali were never in the hunt, finishing sixth and last respectively.

This came after she was cleared of doping violations with the provisional suspension lifted ahead of the championship.

The suspension was announced after it was discovered that Amusan had missed three drug tests within a 12-month period. 

This charge carried a two-year suspension term, even if an athlete has never failed a drug test.

Ultimately, the Disciplinary Tribunal announced the verdict which stated: “Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period.”


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