MOHAMED TAIBI Nur Suryani < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 24 Sep 1982 in Ipoh, MAS
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Marhazli, daughters Dayana and Adrianna
Residence Malaysia
Occupation Serves in the Navy
Languages English, Malay
Higher education Health Studies, Sports Science - MARA University of Technology: Shah Alam, MAS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 15 in Perak, Malaysia.
Why this sport? She found the sport both interesting and mentally challenging.
Name of coach Saidov Isroil, BLR; Natalya Zhukova, BLR; Park Sang-Soon, KOR
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames Sue (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Hobbies Reading books, watching movies, cooking. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in 10m air rifle at the 2010 World Cup event in Sydney, NSW, Australia, competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and competing at the 2010 World Cup Final in Munich, Germany. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Injuries She suffered from knee and back injuries throughout 2003. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Quality training makes for perfection." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours She was named the Malaysian Armed Forces [MAF] Sportswoman of the Year on five occasions between 2009 and 2014. (themalaysianinsider.com, 22 Jan 2015)

She was named the 2011 Athlete of the Year by the Sportswriters' Association of Malaysia [SAM]. She was also presented with the 2011 Olympian of the Year award by the Olympic Council of Malaysia [OCM]. (nst.com.my, 27 Feb 2012; theborneopost.com, 18 Dec 2011)
Milestones She became the first Malaysian female rifle shooter to compete at the Olympic Games when she participated at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jul 2021)

She became the first Malaysian female shooter to win a medal at the Asian Games by claiming bronze in the 10m air rifle at the 2010 Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jul 2021)
Ambitions To become a pilot. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Other information PREGNANT OLYMPIAN
She was eight months pregnant when she competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "Most people said I was crazy and selfish because they thought I was jeopardising my baby's health. My husband said grab it as this is a rare chance which may not come again. Also, I am the mother. I know what I can do. I am a stubborn person." She was pregnant with her second child in early 2016, which was due in February that year, but was advised by her doctors not to attend the 2016 Asian Olympic Qualifying Championships in New Delhi, India. The January event was her last chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and she missed the 2016 Games. (reuters.com, 23 Jan 2016; thestar.com.my, 22 Jan 2016; telegraph.co.uk, 25 Jul 2012)