LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has appealed the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision to overturn the provisional suspension of Nigerian hurdler Tobi Amusan.
The AIU filed the appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) just before the 30-day window for appeal expired.
The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal had previously lifted the ban on Amusan, stating that she did not commit an anti-doping rule violation for Whereabouts Failures.
Amusan, who recently secured her third consecutive women’s 100m hurdles Diamond League title, will now face a new legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
This appeal comes after a disappointing performance at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where she finished sixth following her temporary suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing three whereabouts tests.