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I’m a clean athlete, says Tobi Amusan after charged with anti-doping

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I’m a clean athlete, says Tobi Amusan after charged with anti-doping 

 

One of Nigeria’s current brightest athletes, Tobi Amusan, has reacted to charges of anti-doping violation by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

Neptune Prime reports that the Commonwealth medalist who received the news on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 said she missed three tests in 12 months after she was charged with violating the rule.

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To this, the athlete has denied any wrong doing saying she is clean vowing to fight the charge before her next competition in August.

“Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months,” she said in a post on Instagram.

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

“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,” she said.

“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.”

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