Tobi Amusan Out As AFN Unveils Team For World Championships

Tobi Amusan, the world women’s 100m hurdles champion and record holder, was conspicuously absent from Team Nigeria’s list of 26 competitors to this year’s World Athletics Championships, as issued by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

The world championships will hold from August 19 to August 27 in Budapest, Hungary.

Amusan’s participation at the competition has been uncertain after she was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing three drug tests this season.

While the AIU claimed that her case will be heard before the World Championships, she also vowed to fight the charges and prove her innocence, but nothing has been heard regarding the proceedings with only 9 days till the competition.

Udodi Onwuzurike and Godson Brume, both living in the United States, were also left off the list by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Brume withdrew from the championships three days earlier due to medical concerns, while Onwuzurike did not recuperate in time from an injury received during the NCAA outdoor championships in the United States.

The AFN has replaced them with the pair of Nicholas Fakorode and Kalington Anunagba.

World silver medalist and long jumper, Ese Brume. U.S.-based Itshekiri Usheoritshe, Favour Ashe and Alaba Akintola also made the list.

Others are Seye Ogunlewe, Nathaniel Ezekiel, Nathaniel Samson, Dubem Nwachukwu, Chidi Okezie, Samuel Ogazi and shot putter, Enekwechi Chukwuebuka.

On the women’s list to Budapest are Rosemary Chukwuma, Ofili Favour, Faith Okwose, Eyakpobeyan Justina, Success Umukoro, Uko Nse Imaobong, Patience George, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Oke Opeyemi, Ruth Usoro, Amaechi Obiageri Pamela, Anumba Ashley, Onyekwere Chioma and Olatoye Oyesade.

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