The World Athletics has debunked reports that athlete Tobi Amusan is now eligible to participate at the forthcoming World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary.
The Nigerian was suspended last month for missing three tests in a season.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria subsequently excluded her from the 26-member Team Nigeria list sent to the World Athletics for the competition billed to hold August 19 to August 27, 2023.
However, the World Athletics included her name in the entry list for the Budapest games published last week but with a provision that her participation would depend on the outcome of the whereabouts failure charge preferred against her by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
The AIU has said a decision regarding the matter will be made before the start of the World Championships.
Following this, some reports said Amusan had been cleared by the AIU.
In a statement, however, released on Sunday, the world’s athletics body said it had not cleared the Nigerian star for the competition.
“Please be advised, reports that say Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in Budapest are wrong,” Nicole Jeffery, World Athletics’ Head of Communications, said in a statement.
“No decision has been made in this case yet. When a decision is made, it will be announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit.”