Reigning 100-meter hurdle champion, world record holder, Tobi Amusan, has been given the green light to compete at the eagerly awaited World Athletics Championships commencing today August 19, 2023, in Budapest, Hungary.
An Independent Tribunal, in a majority decision, has exonerated the Nigerian athlete from the charges presented by the Athletics Integrity Unit.
In a statement posted on her official Instagram account, Amusan conveyed a mix of relief and gratitude, acknowledging the unwavering support she received from fans, friends, and family during the challenging phase. Amusan reasserted her unwavering dedication to fair play, emphasizing that she consistently adhered to the rules and regulations stipulated by global sports organizations.
Amusan stated, “This morning I found out that the Independent Tribunal that heard my case has ruled that I did not violate the whereabouts rules and as a result, I will not be sanctioned and none of my results will be precluded.”
Expressing her enthusiasm, she added, “I am thrilled to put this behind me, and I look forward to defending my title at next week’s World Championships.”
In a previous Instagram post, weeks ago, Amusan firmly asserted her innocence, expressing confidence that the situation would be resolved prior to the World Championships.