"I feel so proud to be representing Papua New Guinea for my 3rd Olympics and I know that all of us athletes will be very proud to fly the flag for Papua New Guinea at the Olympics in London," Pini said at a media conference in Port Moresby, hosted by his sponsor BSP.
Pini, who is a BSP sports ambassador, started his competition lead up from November last year when he competed in a world cup series through Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo, completing 26 races in 6 days of racing.
"It was very tough but a great way to give myself racing experience," he said.
In December 2011, Pini took part in the Queensland championships, then in January the Victorian championships and in February the New South Wales championships.
In March, he raced in the Australian championships as a qualifier for the Olympics where I swam 2B qualifying times for the Olympics 100 backstroke, and 100 butterfly.
"The final competition that I aimed for was the Oceania championships, a last for qualifying for the Olympics, I won a medal in every event I swam, a gold in the 50 butterfly, silver in the 50 backstroke and. Bronze in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle," Pini proudly said.
Following that, the champion swimmer then went to an altitude training camp for two weeks in China.
"The aim of training at altitude is to put the body under higher stress making any form of exercise much tougher therefore when we come back down to sea level the body is much fitter and exercise is easier," he said.
"I'm feeling really great in the water and have been able to push myself harder and faster in training than I have ever been able to before. It is going to take everything I have to make it through to semis and hopefully finals.
"I feel very confident in my self that I will swim my goal times. My body is nearly injury free, the best it's been in over 8 years and I also take this opportunity to thank my sponsors BSP for their support in my preparations,' he added.
BSP Group CEO Ian B Clyne in a prepared statement wished Pini well in his lead to the Olympics and lauded Pini who has had an enriching and exciting episode in his life through his swimming career.
"Ryan as our BSP sports ambassador is in country to witness the handing over our sponsorship to PNGSI to grow our foundation of budding swimmers and enthusiastic volunteers in Papua New Guinea thus allowing our piggy bank of talent to build....enabling our investment in the sport to be amplified," Mr Clyne said.
"BSP as a major sponsor of swimming in PNG and also sponsor of Ryan are extremely proud of the achievements to date and we are confident Ryan will do us proud at this Olympics, we wish him well," he said.
Captions: Ryan Pini, was all smiles during his media conference, hosted in Port Moresby today, by his sponsor BSP. Here he poses with a group of young fans.