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Top physio heath returns for Vijender

india Updated: Jul 06, 2012 11:05 IST

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Heath Matthews, the man credited by Vijender Singh for making his "badly-bruised" body battle-ready for the historic bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, is set to join him again ahead of the London Games.

South African physiotherapist Matthews who, Vijender said, was critical in helping him recover from draining bouts in Beijing before he became the first Indian boxer to get an Olympic medal, will join him on Monday.

"He (Matthews) was of great help in the Beijing Olympics and took care of a lot of my niggles before the semi-finals. The experience was so good that I am sure I will benefit from his presence again," Vijender said.

Matthews is currently the Head Sports Physiotherapist at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai and has worked with tennis ace Sania Mirza and badminton star Saina Nehwal.

"I am excited because Beijing was such a wonderful experience," Mathews said about the appointment.