The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced that it has launched an appeal against the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, which last month overturned Tobi Amusan’s interim suspension.
The AIU revealed that it submitted the appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) last Friday, on the eve of the 30-day appeal window closing.
The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal lifted Amusan’s ban on August 17, claiming the athlete did not violate an anti-doping regulation for Whereabouts Failures.
The AIU in its post claimed it would not make further comment on the matter until the conclusion of the appeal.
Amusan, who won her third consecutive Diamond League title in the women’s 100m hurdles on Sunday, September 17, will now face a new legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Amusan became the second woman in history, after Dawn Nelson-Harper, to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles titles when she raced to a season’s best of 12.33secs, with Puerto Rico’s Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finishing second in 12.38secs and American Keni Harrison finishing third in 12.44secs.
The victory followed a dismal performance at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where she finished sixth after being temporarily suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for failing three whereabouts tests.