Tobi Amusan faces two years suspension over alleged missed drug tests

  • Vows to contest charge

Tobi Amusan may be suspended for two years over a charge of missed drug tests, according to a statement by her.

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Amusan, world champion and world record holder in the 100m hurdles, has, however, promised to contest the charge in an Instagram post.

She is billed to defend her title at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, next month.

Amusan disclosed that she was charged with three missed drug tests within a 12-month period, which could result in a two-year suspension, even if she had never failed a drug test.

“Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 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 the 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,” she wrote.

Amusan set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles of 12.12 seconds at the World Athletics Championships, last year.