Doping-World hurdles champion Amusan’s doping suspension lifted

(Reuters) – Tobi Amusan, world record holder in the women’s 100 metres hurdles, has had her provisional doping suspension lifted with immediate effect, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.

A majority decision by a Disciplinary Tribunal panel concluded that the Nigerian athlete had not violated any anti-doping rules.


The AIU provisionally suspended Amusan last month due to “whereabouts failures” to complete three drug tests within a 12-month period.

Under World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, the applicable sanction for three whereabouts failures is two years’ ineligibility.

The 26-year-old Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event with her 2022 victory in Eugene, Oregon where she ran a time of 12.12 seconds.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)