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Nigerian Hurdler Tobi Amusan Charged by AIU for Missing Doping Tests

Nigerian 100m hurdles world record holder Tobi Amusan has been charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for missing three doping tests within a 12-month period .

The AIU is an independent body that manages all integrity issues in athletics, including doping and non-doping rule violations.

Amusan, however, disputes the charge and has vowed to fight it. She denies taking performance-enhancing substances and has stated that she is a clean athlete who is regularly tested by the AIU. Amusan intends to fight the charges and her case will be decided by a tribunal of three referees before the start of the World Championships next month.

Under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules, athletes are required to provide their whereabouts information to anti-doping authorities so that they can be located for out-of-competition testing. If an athlete misses three tests within a 12-month period, it is considered a doping violation and can result in a ban from competition.

The Nigerian hurdler has been a dominant force in her event, setting a new world record of 12.42 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco earlier this year. She is also a two-time African champion and won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

A writer at Parallel Facts