Thousands of athletes comes to London to compete in the 2012 Olympic games, but Malysia’s shooter may differ from other athletes because she will compete in Olympics one month before she will give birth t a baby girl. Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will represent Malaysia in shooting competition.
The 29-year-old Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi qualified for the Olympics when she grabs the Asian Shooting Championship in January, days after finding out she was pregnant. By that time she had hoped her health would allow her to compete in London Olympics.
Good enough her health still and made a trip to London to participate in an event that only comes in every four years. Though she is not the first Olympian in Olympic history, but eight months pregnant is belived to be the furthest along.
Doctors say Nur Suryani is fine to compete, but some criticizing her decision to compete, because they think it’s not good for the baby in her womb and how she compete with a baby moving around her womb? And we knew that shooting requires precision, calm and concentration.
“Most people said I was crazy and selfish because they think I am jeopardizing my baby’s health,” she told reporters. “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.”
“I will talk to the baby before I compete,” she said in April. “[I'll say] no kicking, stay calm for one hour and 15 minutes only please.”