The World Athletics has debunked reports that Nigeria’s track queen, Tobi Amusan has been cleared to participate at the forthcoming 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Amusan’s name was excluded by Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) from the competition as she is currently under doping investigation by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
Reports surfaced last weekend that the 26-year-old has been cleared to take part at the World Athletics Championships.
But the body has now moved to deny the reports.
“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.”
It would be recalled that the World Athletics included Amusan’s name on the entry list for the competition 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 is expected to make their decision known before the start of the World Athletics Championships.
Amusan is currently the world record holder in the women’s 100m hurdles.
She claimed the title at the last edition of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America.