On Tuesday, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced the provisional suspension of Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, world champion and world record holder in the 100m hurdles, for three anti-doping whereabouts breaches.
Thunderbolt in world athletics. Indeed, this Tuesday, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced the provisional suspension of Tobi Amusan. The Nigerian, world champion and world record holder in the 100m hurdles, is accused of three breaches of the obligation to transmit information on whereabouts in the context of the fight against doping. The body also clarified that before the 2023 edition of the world athletics championships, which will take place between August 19 and 28, on the side of Budapest, the “disciplinary tribunal” will meet about this case.
Before this announcement and the confirmation of this famous suspension, the main interested party, now 26 years old, had announced, initially, on this subject: “Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) charged me with an alleged breach of the rules for missing three tests in 12 months. I intend to fight these charges and my case will be decided by a tribunal of three arbitrators before the start of the World Championships next month. I am a CLEAN ATHLETE and am regularly checked by the IAU (perhaps more than is usually done) – I was checked within days of my third ‘missed check’. I have CONFIDENCE that this case will be resolved in my favor and that I will participate in the World Championships. »
Amusan again winner of a race on Sunday
Tobi Amusan distinguished himself last year, during the last World Athletics Championships, near Eugene, in the State of Oregon, in the north-west of the United States, by beating the world record for the 100-meter hurdles distance, in 12’12 “. This Sunday, the Nigerian raced in the Silesia Diamond League in Poland, even setting a new record for this meeting, in a time of 12’34”. Last month, the Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, reigning Olympic champion in the specialty, won in 12’42 “, during the Golden Spike, in the Czech Republic. In this same race, Amusan finished third.