Tobi Amusan breaks the world 100m hurdles record with 12.12
Tobi Amusan breaks the world 100m hurdles record with 12.12

MONACO (MON): The reigning World 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan, is on edge as she awaits a pivotal decision from World Athletics regarding her eligibility to defend her title – Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships. 

Amusan’s fate depends on her clearance from alleged whereabouts failures, which led to her provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). In a bold move, the Nigerian athlete has chosen to challenge the charge leveled against her.

The AIU said a decision on Amusan’s appeal will be made before the start of the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships.

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Last month, Amusan was ensnared by the cloud of suspicion due to three whereabouts failures, prompting the AIU’s intervention and subsequent provisional suspension. Undeterred by the setback, Amusan has embarked on a determined effort to contest the charge that threatens her participation in the upcoming World Championships.

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Tobi Amusan ran 12.12 to set a new women’s 100m hurdles record in the semi-final at the Eugene 2022 championships. She went on to win the final in a wind-aided 12.06 seconds. ALSO READ: Jamaican-coached Tobi Amusan smashes 100m hurdles world record – Oregon22

As the world of athletics watches closely, the AIU is poised to make a crucial determination on Amusan’s appeal. The outcome of this decision holds immense significance, as it will determine whether the hurdles champion can step onto the track in Budapest 23 and endeavor to retain her hard-earned title. With the World Championships rapidly approaching, the clock is ticking for both Amusan and the AIU to reach a verdict that will shape the course of her athletic journey.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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