Nigeria’s track sensation and current world champion in the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan has been charged with anti-doping violation rule by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
The 26-year-old set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles of 12.12 seconds at last year’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America.
Amusan won the women’s 100m hurdles event at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet on Tuesday night.
But the doping allegation now casts doubt over her participation at next month’s World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Posting on her Instagram page on Wednesday, Amusan wrote: “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.”