Tobi Amusan makes provisional list for World Championships

Tobi Amusan

Women’s 100m hurdles world champion and record holder Tobi Amusan has been included in the official provisional list released by the World Athletics.

The official list was published on its website on Thursday.

More than 2,000 athletes will be participating in the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary scheduled to hold from August 19 to 27.

Amusan’s inclusion is pending her defence before the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) which suspended her last month for missing three drug tests this season.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) excluded Amusan from the 26-member Team Nigeria submitted for the competition due to the uncertainty over her situation with the AIU.

Amusan had said she would fight the charges against her before the championships, stating that she was a clean athlete.

“Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months.

“I am a CLEAN athlete, and I am regularly (maybe more than usual) tested by the AIU,” she wrote on Instagram.


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The Ijebu Ode-born athlete added, “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.”

Amusan enjoyed a superb run of form and set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles of 12.12 seconds at last year’s World Championships in Oregon.

She also retained her Commonwealth Games title with a new record of 12.30s and defended her Diamond League title in a record-breaking season.