Tobi Amusan, Nigerian sensational athlete, was on Thursday announced innocent of an anti-doping rule violation by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
Announcing the decision in a statement on Thursday, the World Athletics body said Amusan’s suspension had been lifted with immediate effect.
AIU had in July, handed the Nigerian athlete a provisional suspension for allegedly “missing three tests in 12 months”.
AIU added that Amusan’s case had been transferred to a disciplinary tribunal.
Consequently, the world champion was excluded from the 26-athlete team submitted by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
Similarly, her name on the World Athletics (WA) official list of athletes for the competition was accompanied by the caveat that her participation was based on the ruling on the case with AIU.
Said AIU in the latest statement, a “majority decision” of the disciplinary tribunal ruled that Amusan “has not committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period”.
By the decision, the 26-year-old Amusan would be allowed to participate and defend her women’s 100m hurdles titles at the 2023 World Athletics Championships billed to hold in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19 to 27.
However, Brett Clothier, head of AIU, said the body would review the reasoning in detail and decide whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline.