Pregnant Malaysian competes in the Olympics

Posted on 30 July 2012

We all know that in this modern world, women are more than capable of holding down a full-time job and raising a family. But, one woman from Malaysia is giving the term multitasking a whole new meaning. Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi competed in the London Olympics on July 28, and she's eight months pregnant.

The mommy-to-be partook in the 10-meter air rifle. She finished in 34th out of more than 50 competitors. And lucky for her, her little bun in-the-oven kept the kicking to a minimum since arriving in London.

"I will breathe in and breathe out and try to calm myself down and talk to baby: 'Behave yourself and help Mummy to shoot.' And luckily she understands. She always understands," the 29 year old told the Olympic news service.

Mohammed Taibi revealed that she found out she was expecting right after she qualified for the games. But, despite the news and a September due date, she was determined to go.

"I think that I can do whatever I want to do, because I'm quite stubborn," Mohammed Taibi said. "When I say 'I want to do,' I want to do."

And her husband was behind her 100 percent. The olympian told news sources that he encouraged her to follow her dream and to compete in London.

Although she didn't win a gold medal at the 2012 games, her husband, Marhazi Mohtar, and Tun Ahmad Sarji, Malaysia's chef de mission, said how proud they were of her. Mohtar said that watching his wife represent their country was a huge honor.

Mohammed Taibi's story is undoubtedly inspiring. But, if you're expecting, you should remember to keep physical activity light, as strenuous exercise is never good for you or your baby. As always, if you have any questions, you should always consult your doctor.

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