Pregnant Nur hopes kid stays calm at Games
When Malaysia's first women's Olympic shooter takes aim in London, she will offer a silent prayer to Allah to keep her unborn child from kicking until the mum-to-be can pull the trigger
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 — 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.” —