Pregnant Malaysian athlete will participate in the London Olympic competitions.
Linkedin

Pregnant Malaysian athlete will participate in the London Olympic competitions.

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia | Apr 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Full Highlights Malaysia 2-3 Bahrain Olympic 2012 Qualifiers

An athlete from Malaysia who happens to be a pregnant will compete at the London Olympics.

Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will be eight months pregnant when she competes in the Olympic Shooting Events using an 10mm air rifle. Both her docotr and the Malaysian Olympic officials have approved her ability to compete and her husband supports her decision to continue on to London, even while in the last trimester of her pregnancy.

Suryani was already qualified for the games at the Asian Shooting Championships and when she discovered that she was pregnant. “My aim is to compete for the Olympic”, she says. "Maybe, at the end of June, if I have some problem that would jeopardize the baby inside me, I will reconsider whether I am going or not. But I feel I am strong and my husband says 'as long as you feel like that, energized to do that, it seems like that is your baby talking to you so you go,'" she added.

Suryani will leave Malaysia for London before the opening ceremony since doctors recommends her not to travel after 35 weeks of her pregnancy.



be

1 of 8
Next
Malysian athlete
Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi
shiela marie martinez is based in Butuan, Caraga, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Pregnant Malaysian shooter keen to deliver in London

      India Abroad
    When Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi takes aim with her rifle at the London [ Images ] Olympics [ Images ] it will not just be nerves she will be attempting to control inside her. The 29-year-old from Perak, situated 200 kilometres north...
  • FIH announces team entries for final Olympic qualifier

      Zee News
    Six men`s and six women`s teams will compete with one another in Kakamigahara, Japan, from April 25 to May 6 to vie for the two last places at the 2012 Olympic Games with the winner of each tournament going through. On the women`s side, hosts Japan...
  • Beijing gold haul difficult in London: Chinese official

      Daily News & Analysis
    China will not be able to repeat the glory of winning the most gold medals when they compete at the London Olympic Games this summer, a top sports official has said. As the London Olympics marked the 100-day countdown Wednesday, Cai Zhenhua , deputy...
  • IOC creates social media space for fans, athletes

      AP Online
    p>LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC is offering Olympics fans closer contact with athletes through social networking during the London Games. The International Olympic Committee has launched a section on its official website for...
  • Will you be watching the London 2012 Olympics?

      Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Associated Press) The 2012 Summer Olympics is just 100 days away and organizers of the London event are putting on the finishing touches. To mark 100 days until the major sporting event, 260 members of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh...
  • Woman to represent Bhutan in London Olympic

      Bhutan Observer
    She will represent Bhutan for the first time in the London Olympic to be held in the United Kingdom this year from July 26 to August 14. I am excited and nervous at the same time to go for the Olympics, said Kunzang. She added that she will try to...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.