STICKY FINGERS

Associated Press Published: August 7, 2012
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Hey, has she had her shoe fixed?

Brazilian top scorer Alexandra Nascimento, like several other handball players at the London Olympics, wears a huge piece of tape on the side of her shoe. However, it's not damaged gear that had to be repaired. The double-sided tape has resin on it, and Nascimento regularly touches her shoe to make her hand more sticky for better ball control.

The technique has helped Nascimento become the tournament's leading scorer with 37 goals but could not prevent Brazil from crashing out in the quarterfinals against defending champion Norway on Tuesday.

— Eric Willemsen — Twitter http://twitter.com/eWilmedia

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EDITOR'S NOTE — "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.


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