Amusan was previously left from the list because she failed three drug tests and was consequently suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit.
Tobi Amusan, the world champion and record holder in the 100-meter hurdles for women, will likely compete for Nigeria at the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Remember that on Tuesday, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) announced a list of 26 athletes who will compete for Nigeria at the global championship, which takes place from August 19 to July 27, 2023. The list did not include Amusan.
Tobi Abusan’s name was glaringly absent from the roster, which included 11 male and 15 female participants and included Ese Brume, the silver medalist from the previous year’s championships.
Amusan’s name has now been added by the World body, according to a recent development on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
This was revealed by a sport journalist, Latifat Adebayo-Ohio, in a post made on ‘X’, saying; “Tobi Amusan officially listed by World Athletics. OMG! The best news this week. Can’t but wish her the best of luck with her appeal.”
After being provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for failing three drug tests this season, Amusan’s ability to compete had been in question.
Although she promised to fight the allegations and establish her innocence, the AIU also indicated that there will be a hearing on her case before to the World Championships. Yet, with just nine days to the competition, nothing has been heard regarding the proceedings.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria also took Godson Brume and US-based sprinter Udodi Onwuzurike off the roster of Nigerian competitors.
Three days prior, Brume withdrew from the competition due to a medical condition, but Onwuzurike was unable to make a timely recovery from the injury he sustained at the NCAA outdoor championships in the United States.