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Female sprinters complain that new starting block cameras show them from intimate angles Starting block cameras are meant to 'capture the intense moment' before a race But female athletes say they feel uncomfortable climbing over the cameras  German athletics bosses have been told the footage is deleted every day

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 15:07 BST, 30 September 2019 | Updated: 02:57 BST, 1 October 2019

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Female athletes have reacted angrily to new close-up cameras at the World Athletics Championships which they say show their bodies from intimate angles. 

The miniature cameras within the athletes' starting blocks are meant to 'capture the intense moment just before a race'. 

But women say the camera makes them uncomfortable as they have to climb over it in the moments before a race.  

One German athlete, sprinter Gina Lückenkemper, told Bild: 'Was a woman involved in developing this camera? I don't think so.'  

Some of the pictures from the newly-introduced starting block cameras in a women's 100m heat at the World Athletics Championships

Some of the pictures from the newly-introduced starting block cameras in a women's 100m heat at the World Athletics Championships

German sprinter Gina Lückenkemper (left at the starting block) said the cameras make her uncomfortable as she has to climb over the intrusive camera in the moments before a race. On the right is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who eventually won the 100m competition

German sprinter Gina Lückenkemper (left at the starting block) said the cameras make her uncomfortable as she has to climb over the intrusive camera in the moments before a race. On the right is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who eventually won the 100m competition 

She went on: 'I find it very uncomfortable climbing over this camera in skimpy running clothes to go to the starting block.' 

Tatjana Pinto, another German competitor at the championships in Doha this

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