Torch Bearer Studies Kinesio Taping
By Kate Slater | 10 July 2012

Matthew Hill, a former fencer and modern pentathlete, was chosen to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay, and on May 19, 2012, carried the torch in Trewoon, Cornwall, UK.

Matthew has not been idle since May, though. He attended a KT1 & KT2 seminar in July with instructor Gudrun Collins.

Matthew has long been known for his caring approach. He has volunteered his time and skills in numerous charities, including the Oxford and Cornwall Associations for the Blind. In 2009, Matthew was hospitalized after a routine operation went wrong leaving him disabled. While still in hospital he continued to help run his non-profit Mentors DEN CIC (MD) which helps disabled and disadvantaged people set up their own businesses.

Previous to his own disability, Matthew was a very keen athlete and had competed nationally at fencing and modern pentathlon. He remains a huge fan of both of these sports at the Olympics and had always dreamed of carrying the Olympic Torch. Since his injury he has been competing internationally in wheelchair fencing and has hopes of representing Great Britain in the 2016 Olympics.

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