Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/19/14

A Malaysian athlete has already broken an Olympic world record without even medaling at this summer's London Games.

Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, 29, will be representing her country at the Olympics while she's eight months pregnant— the furthest along for any mother-to-be competing in the history of the games.

Before you picture the the 29-year old knocking down hurdles with her belly or snapping the pole while vaulting, the young woman will be the first woman to represent Malaysia in a shooting event.

"For me, nothing is impossible, Nur Suryani said. "It's one of the challenges. If I abandon it, maybe who knows? Another four years to wait, maybe I don't have the opportunity."

The pregnant shooter will compete in the women's single 10m air rifle competition— where she is ranked 47th in the world.

It's unclear how many pregnant women have actually competed at the games because the International Olympic Committee doesn't keep track. Three women are known to have competed, but those were all during the Winter games and the furthest along was Canadian curler Kristie Moore who was 5-1/2 months along with baby.

Nur Suryani is concerned about giving birth at the meet but was also worried about her ability to compete before the Olympics which begin July 27.

"When I found out that I was pregnant before competing in the Asian meet, I thought that was the end of my Olympic dream."

She already knows what she plan to tell her daughter when she is older. "You are very lucky. You're not born yet and you already went to an Olympics."

Does this mean Nur Suryani gets two medals if she wins, places or shows?

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?


Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.