Despite she will give birth to her first child she never thought that she will fail. It will just be nerves she will be attempting t control inside her. “I will talk to the baby before I compete… ‘no kicking, stay calm for one hour and 15 minutes only please'”, Suryani told Reuters in an interview at her home shooting range in Kuala Lumpur.
“They (Malaysian National Olympic Committee) wanted to send me to London early because they are afraid, but what I hear from Malaysian airlines is that it is not recommended to travel for a pregnant woman from 35 weeks.”
She continued, “I arrive around July 25th and I finish and come straight back, I won’t be staying there very long. I don’t think (I’ll be attending the closing ceremony), we haven’t planned anything.”
The Malaysian shooting manager, Muzli Mustakim, says she does not believe that her pregnancy will hinder Nur Suryani’s chance of success at the Olympics.
Muzli said, “That would certainly make history. The mere fact she is competing at eight months is amazing enough but [a gold medal] would be fantastic.”
She has obtained the Olympic qualifying marks on both disciplines in January at the Asian Champions event in Qatar, days after finding out she was to become, but her pregnancy will limit her to just the 10m event.
Being a Muslim she believes on Allah and said she in not getting her up hopes too high for Saturday. “I just want to perform my best at the Games. If gold comes, thanks to God and my baby. Who knows? Miracles can happen,” she said.