Lee Wung Yew has been appointed Singapore's Chef de Mission for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang ©SNOC

Three-time Olympian shooter Lee Wung Yew has been appointed Chef de Mission for Singapore's team at this year's Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. 

The 52-year-old was recently the assistant Chef de Mission at last year's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur where
Singapore recorded their best performance with 58 gold, 59 silver and 71 bronze medals. 

Former rugby international Mohammad Azhar bin Yusof, 45, and fencer Ruth Ng, 31, will take on the roles of assistant Chef de Mission.

"Being at the 2017 SEA Games as assistant Chef de Mission was very beneficial in preparing me for this role," said Wung.

"I gained a lot of insight into dealing with and understanding the complexities of managing a team at the Games and providing solutions to hiccups which may surface over the course of the Games. 

"The 2018 Asian Games will be held in two cities and I am very thankful to have the support of Azhar and Ruth who are both very passionate about sports and have intricate knowledge in athlete management. 

"With the help from the support team, we hope to create the most conducive environment for Team Singapore to perform to their potential."

Swimmer Joseph Schooling was among Singapore's Asian Games gold medallist at Incheon 2014 ©Getty Images
Swimmer Joseph Schooling was among Singapore's Asian Games gold medallist at Incheon 2014 ©Getty Images

Singapore have competed in every Asian Games since the first edition at New Delhi in 1951.

Their best performance came at Doha in 2006 when they won a total of 27 medals, eight of them gold. 

At the last Asian Games in Incheon four years ago Singapore won a total of 24 medals, including five gold.

Jakarta Palemberg 2018, due to take place between August 18 and September 2, marks Azhar and Ruth’s debut major Games as assistant Chefs de Mission

"Being involved in sports since my school days, there is still plenty to learn and discover," said Azhar.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to serve Team Singapore and hope that I am able to bring my experiences as an athlete, educator, coach and match official to support the team as best as I can."

Ruth served on the Singapore National Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission from 2010 to 2017 and is now a
volunteer at Fencing Singapore. 

She competed in fencing at five editions of the SEA Games and two Asian Games.

"During my transition from a competitive athlete to a sports administrator, I realised the importance of having the right support
as an elite athlete," said Ruth.