The BBC have landed in hot water with viewers for their interview with British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, with some accusing them of 'zooming in' on her Olympic heartache.

One of the shining lights of Team GB's athletic squad, Dina had her sights set on a place in the women's 100m final on Saturday but, unfortunately, after finishing 3rd in her semi, didn't make the cut.

The 25-year-old didn't have the greatest preparation for the Tokyo Games, having torn her hamstring during the British Olympic trials and, after crashing out of the 100m, she revealed that she had pulled out of the forthcoming 200m.

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A tearful Dina struggled to gather herself as her interview with the BBC began, with the camera staying on her as she said: "We'll just let the start go and let me cry," before confirming she wouldn't be running in the 200m.

Watching the interview, many BBC viewers at home felt every bit of Dina's heartbreak and disappointment and were unimpressed that the camera appeared to focus in on her as she was clearly going through a tough time.

BBC's Dina Asher-Smith interview under fire for 'zooming in' on sprinter's Olympic heartache
BBC's Dina Asher-Smith interview under fire for 'zooming in' on sprinter's Olympic heartache

One viewer took to Twitter to post: "I watched the Dina Asher Smith interview and she is a very brave lady to come out and do that interview.

"I really hope it helped her through but it was very uncomfortable viewing and not sure @BBC needed to zoom in on her personal grief. Fingers crossed for Paris 2024."

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Also finding it uncomfortable to watch, another reacted: "Really poor of @BBCSport to not cut away when Dina asked for space and even worse that they zoomed in.

"Sort it out BBC. Gutted for Dina Asher-Smith, heartbreaking. What a brave person and what a superstar she is. She will come out stronger. Looking forward to #Paris2024.2

Fellow British sprinter Adam Gemili also had something to say, tweeting: "Why they zooming????"

While Asher-Smith didn't make the 100m final, teammate Daryll Neeta did and ran from lane 1 in the gold medal race, which saw Jamaican super sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah defend her title.