Tobi Amusan, the women’s hurdles world record holder, revealed in the early hours of Wednesday that she had been charged with an alleged anti-doping rule breach.
Amusan also vowed to resolve the charges against her before this year’s competition, which will be place in Budapest next month.
The 26-year-old Nigerian athlete revealed this in an Instagram post.
She said, “Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months.
“I intend to fight this charge and will have my case decided by a tribunal of 3 arbitrators before the start of next month’s World Championships.”
The latest development has now cast doubt on Amusan’s participation in next month’s world championships.
Amusan set the current world record for the women’s 100m hurdles of 12.12 seconds at last year’s World Athletics Championships.