Last updated on October 1, 2019
German sprinter Gina Lückenkemper stated in a meeting over the weekend which she believed the cameras were”disagreeable” and”there was no girl involved with the evolution” of their gear.
“I have not seen these cubes before. I don’t believe this camera is indeed trendy as it shoots up,” she explained in a further statement ascribed to Euronews from her spokesman.
She added: “There was no girl involved with the evolution since you need to climb it over while wearing tight clothing.”
“We aren’t the ones that whined.”
The cameras that were released throughout the World Championships in Qatar as”trailblazing technologies to provide sports fans a new perspective of the IAAF,” include two mini apparatus installed to the starting blocks.
Shooting at an upward angle, they’re made to reveal the athlete’s face from the moments leading up to the starting pistol, along with the”burst of vitality” as the race starts.
But audiences and athletes alike have noticed that this angle might also be termed a”little creepy.”
In an announcement, the DLV stated it had raised the complaints from Lückenkemper along with her fellow sprinter Tatjana Pinto; also the IAAF had, in reaction, consented to blackout that the”block camera” pictures on the primary display.
On secondary displays, the dimensions of this picture were changed”so nothing is recognizable.”
“The video information isn’t stored and deleted every day,” that the DLV added.
Euronews has reached out into the IAAF for remark.