Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/20/12
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 ...
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