Tobi Amusan's father, Kehinde, has come to the defense of his daughter after the Athletics Integrity Union (AIU) filed an appeal to overturn the decision that cleared the Nigerian track queen of doping violations.
The AIU charged Amusan with three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period in July before she was cleared of any wrongdoing by an Independent Disciplinary Tribunal two days before the World Athletics Championships in Budapest last month.
In the wake of the not guilty verdict, the AIU on Monday dragged the 100m Hurdles world record holder before the court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), less than 24 hours after she successfully defended and won her third consecutive Diamond League 100m hurdles.
“The AIU filed an appeal last Friday (September 15, 2023) with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision, dated 17 August 2023, that Tobi Amusan did not commit an anti-doping rule violation for Whereabouts Failures,” AIU said in a statement.
“The AIU will make no further comment on the matter until the conclusion of the appeal."
Reacting to the appeal filed by the AIU to CAS, Amusan’s father Kehinde described his daughter as a "clean athlete" and insisted that she will be vindicated.
“She was cleared of any wrongdoing the last time and that will not change this time.
"She will come out clean from all the allegations levelled against.
“We know the kind of daughter we have, we never suspected any wrongdoing from her as well, she’s a clean athlete,” Kehinde said.