Pregnant Nur hopes kid stays calm at Games

Jul 25, 2012, 10:35 IST | AFP

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. 

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.” —  

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