The World Athletics has reacted to reports that Tobi Amusan has been cleared to participate in the forthcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Punch reports.
Tobi, whose name was previously barred by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria from competing in the forthcoming competition, set to take place from August 19 to August 27, 2023, as a consequence of a doping inquiry, was later included by the body, which added that she had been cleared.
However, in a statement issued on Sunday, the world’s athletics organization stated that the Nigerian star had not been cleared for the race.
“Please be advised, reports that say Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in Budapest are wrong,” Nicole Jeffery, World Athletics’ Head of Communications, said in a statement.
“No decision has been made in this case yet. When a decision is made, it will be announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit.”
Recall that World Athletics included the 26-year-old Nigeria’s name in the entry list for the Budapest Championships published last week but with a provision that her participation would depend on the outcome of the whereabouts failure charge preferred against her by the AIU.
The AIU has said a decision regarding the matter will be made before the start of the World Championships.