World Athletics has granted clearance to Tobi Amusan for her participation in the upcoming world championship in Budapest, Hungary. This development paves the way for the reigning 100m hurdles champion to defend her title on the global stage.
Amusan has been included in the list of Nigerian athletes set to compete at the tournament as recognized by the world governing body for athletics. However, her actual participation will be contingent on her ability to address the anti-doping rule violation charge brought against her by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
The 26-year-old athlete was provisionally suspended last month by the AIU due to her failure to undergo three drug tests. In response, Amusan has chosen to contest the charge.
It’s notable that the World Championships is the only competition where Amusan has yet to have the opportunity to defend her title, having successfully defended her titles at the Nigerian Championships, African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games, and Diamond League events.
The 2023 World Athletics Championships are scheduled to take place from August 19 to 27, providing an arena where Amusan hopes to continue her impressive record.