BYU sophomore swimmer Rainer Ng is in South Korea competing for his home country of Singapore in the Asian Games.
The Asian Games is the second largest multi-sports games, being smaller than the Olympics. They are held every four years, comparatively to the olympics, and Rainer will compete in the 17th edition of the games.
“Rainer is an outstanding trainer, and competitor for us,” BYU head swim coach John Brooks said. “We want to do everything we can to support our foreign athletes when it comes to representing their home country.” “Having Rainer compete in the Asian Games will be a great honor to Singapore and to BYU.”
The event begins Sept. 19 and runs through Oct. 4. The two week event will feature 45 countries competing in 28 Olympic sports, as well as eight non-Olympic sports.
In his freshman season at BYU, Ng received the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Turbo Male Athlete of the Week twice. He was also named to the All-MPSF First team for performances in the 800 freestyle relay (6:31.41), 100 backstroke (48.33), 200 back (1:46.17) and 200 butterfly (1:48.80).
For more information about the Asian Games, visit the Olympic Council of Asia’s official website.