Athletics Integrity Unit suspends Oluwatobiloba Amusan
The shining star of Nigeria in athletics, Oluwatobi Amusan has been suspended provisionally by the Athletic Integrity Unit following three whereabouts in 12 months.
The AIU officially announced the suspension on their Twitter account, revealing that Tobi Amusan has been charged with three whereabouts failures. A provisional suspension is mandatory under the World Athletics anti-doping rules following an adverse analytical finding for any non-specified substance on the prohibited list.
Tobi Amusan confirmed the news on her official Instagram page on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, according to her, the claims of the AIU are false and she intends to go to court to contend the claims. The AIU law states that an athlete who misses tests within 12 months is guilty of anti-doping rule violation, and the penalty includes suspension for two years, which may be reduced to a minimum of one year depending on the degree of fault.
Pending a final decision by the Disciplinary Tribunal, this provisional suspension prohibits Amusan from participating in any athletics competitions or activities, by the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and the Integrity Code of Conduct.
The 25-year-old had recently claimed consecutive victories in the Diamond League and set a meeting record in Silesia. Her impressive achievements include being a World Record Holder, African Record Holder, and the 2022 World Champion.