Pregnant Olympic shooter from Malaysia hopes baby to cooperate during London Olympics 2012 competition

By on Jul 27, 2012 in Europe, Sports Comments

Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, a pregnant Olympic shooter from Perak, Malaysia, recently said that she is ready to compete for London Olympics 2012, but hopes that her baby will cooperate during the 10-meter women’s air rifle competition and that she could bring home an Olympic gold medal.

Malaysian pregnant Olympic shooter
Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi

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According to Telegraph UK, Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, who is nearly eight months pregnant, is being considered the nearest pregnant Olympic athlete to give birth. She traveled to London with her husband Marhazli Mohtar to compete on Saturday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

As noted in the report, Nur Suryani, 29, who said she discovered in January that she is pregnant, is ranked 47th in the world and won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games, but it will be her first time to compete at the Olympics.

“Most people said I was crazy and selfish because they think I am jeopardizing my baby’s health. My husband said ‘grab it’ as this is a rare chance which may not come again. Also, I am the mother. I know what I can do. I am a stubborn person.” Nur Suryani was quoted in the report.

“Every morning I talk to her and I say: ‘Mummy is going for training. Please remain calm. Don’t kick.’ But if the baby kicks I have to breathe easy and let her calm down before shooting.” Nur Suryani added, noting that she will pray to Allah and ask her unborn baby not to kick when she is about to pull the trigger.

Apparently, Nur Suryani, who is due to give birth on early September, said she already named her upcoming baby girl Dayana Widyan, who will be her first baby; with Malaysian shooting manager Muzli Mustakim saying that she believes Nur Suryani‘s condition will not be problem during the Olympic Games.

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