Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | | By: Febi

At 8 months, Nur is most pregnant Olympian

Kuala Lumpur: An eight-month pregnant Malaysian athlete is headed for creating a record as she gears up to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. Nur Suryani Mohamad Taibi, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, is due in September, but that — and the concerns of friends and family has not stopped her.

A key concern will be whether her unborn child — a girl whom she will name Dayana Widyan — kicks at the wrong time.

"I am able to shoot as normal. But a kick from the baby stops me from pulling the trigger," said Nur, who recites verses from the Koran — to calm the unborn girl.

At 8 months, Nur is most pregnant Olympian

"Every morning I talk to her and I say, "Mummy is going for training. Please remain calm. Don't kick. But she was naughty this morning," Nur added.

Nur, 29, is not only the first woman to represent her country in shooting, but also the furthest along for any mom-to-be competing in the celebrated sporting event.



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