Yahoo - Malaysia’s pregnant shooter, Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, has made the trip to London and will compete in next week’s 10m rifle event, just one month before she’s due to give birth to a baby girl. She’s not the first pregnant Olympian in history, but at 34 weeks is believed to be the furthest along. The 29-year-old qualified for the Games at the Asian Shooting Championships in January, days after finding out she was pregnant. At the time, she had hoped her health would allow her to compete in London. So far so good. Doctors say Nur Suryani is fine to compete. One of the few concessions she’ll make is leaving London soon after her event on the advice of doctors who don’t want her flying after 35 weeks. In a sport that requires precision, calm and concentration, how will Nur Suryani compete with a child moving around her womb? “I will talk to the baby before I compete,” she said in April. “[I'll say] no kicking, stay calm for one hour and 15 minutes only please.”
Nice to see that Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi is finally getting the recognition she deserves as one of the world’s greatest living athletes. Nothing says “Olympics” quite like the Malaysian woman in a head dress telling the human being growing inside of her vagina to be quiet for an hour so she can fire off some rifle rounds. Wouldn’t wanna have this little rascal kick at the wrong time and have Nur Suryani shoot somebody in the throat because she lost her focus.
This is why so many people hate on the Olympics. For every Kobe Bryant or Michael Phelps that is actually a superior, elite athletic force there is a Nur Suryani the Malaysian Pregnant Shooter or “Pogo Sticks” Oscar Pistorius that comes along and makes a mockery of the whole thing. Why not just eliminate the stupid events that have nothing to do with athletic skill like shooting and DQ anybody who resembles a cyborg like Pogo sticks? It would make the integrity of the whole thing way more legitimate.