World Champion, Tobi Amusan risks two years suspension by the Athletic Integrity Unit


The Athletic Integrity Unit ( AIU) has accused Oluwatobiloba Amusa of violating its anti-doping rule for missing out on three tests in the space of 12 months.

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 a period of 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.

Tobi Amusan
Tobi Amusan [Twitter/ @Makingofchamps]

The 26-year-old confirmed that she is a clean athlete and will challenge the allegations.

"Today, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having three missed tests in 12 months. I intend to fight this charge and will have my case decided by a tribunal of 3 arbitrators before the start of next month’s World Championships. I am a clean athlete, and I am regularly; (maybe more than usual) tested by the AIU – I was tested within days of my third ‘missed test. I have faith that this will be resolved in my favour and that I will be competing at the World Championships in August.”

Amusan has been in fantastic form heading into the 2023 World Champions which started since the competition last year and Tokyo 2022 Olympic Games.

She ran a season-best 12.34 seconds to set a new meet record at the Silesia Diamond League in Poland on Sunday, July 16, 2023. Two days later, She clocked 12.25 seconds to win the women’s 100m hurdles at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.