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. 

Nur Suryani Mohamad Taibi

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 — Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country — to calm the unborn girl: “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.” —