the AIU appeals the Amusan case to the CAS, cleared by anti-doping at first instance

The Athletics Integrity Unit has just appealed this Monday in the case of Amusa, the world record holder in the 100m hurdles.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Monday that it had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the case Amusan, the Nigerian world record holder in the 100m hurdles, cleared in anti-doping proceedings for breaches of her whereabouts obligations.

Amusan, 26, was provisionally suspended in July following an instruction from the AIU before seeing her suspension lifted by the disciplinary tribunal on August 17, just in time to compete at the World Championships in Budapest where she took 6th place.

The Nigerian had a superb 2022 season with the world title and the world record (12.12) in Eugene (Oregon, United States), the city where she won on Sunday during the finals of the 2023 Diamond League. “AIU appealed last Friday to the CAS against the decision of the disciplinary tribunal,” wrote the body on “X” (formerly Twitter) on Monday.

The anti-doping body of world athletics accuses Amusan of three failures to meet his whereabouts obligations in less than a year, which could amount to a two-year suspension. Mentioned at an AIU press conference in Budapest in August, on the sidelines of the Worlds, the result of the Amusan case made its president David Howman fear the creation of a “precedent”. “We are concerned about the impact this decision could have,” he said.

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