DONE DEAL: Pregnant shooter's husband leaves for London on July 25
OLYMPIC-bound pregnant shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi can rest assured that her wish to see her husband Mazhasli Mhotar accompany her to the London Games will be realised.
Nur Suryani, when met after chef de mission Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid visited her at the National Sports Complex yesterday, said the National Sports Council (NSC) had already booked tickets for the duo, giving her a big pre-Games boost.
"From what I understand, the NSC has already booked tickets for both of us, with me leaving on July 22 and my husband on the 25th," said Nur Suryani, who is seven-month pregnant.
"We will both be returning on July 31. I am very happy that he will be with me (in London)."
The 29-year-old added that her preparation for the Games was going well and she would be focusing on her mental preparation in the final weeks leading up to her event on July 28.
"For me, the physical aspect of training for the Games has been done and my focus is now on preparing myself mentally for the competition.
"There are a lot of external factors that can disrupt a shooter, such as the press there or even adapting to the Games village and I do not want to be caught off-guard."
Nur Suryani, however, downplayed her chances of winning a medal in London.
"Things are a little different for me now because of the pregnancy and even things like getting into a comfortable position takes a little more time than before.
"I do not want to burden myself by setting targets and will instead just focus on giving my best and hoping that things go well for me on the day."
Nur Suryani, who disclosed that she will be giving birth to a girl, will undergo two medical check-ups with specialists this week to ensure her involvement in the London Games will not be detrimental to her unborn child.
She will also go through a final routine check on Monday.