Pregnant Olympic Shooter to Compete in London

At the summer Olympic Games in London this year, rifle shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, is hoping not to get kicked off the firing line – by her unborn child.   The Malaysian mom will be eight months pregnant when she aims for gold in the 10 meter air rifle competition but said she feels strong and will be talking to her child during the competition, asking for one hour and 15 minutes of calm, with no kicking.

Taibi will be limited to the standing, 10 meter competition, as her third-trimester belly will prevent her from shooting from the prone (lying) position, but to date she feels there is no reason not to compete.

You can read more by clicking on “‘No Kicking’:  Pregnant Shooter Will Compete in London Olympics.”

2012 Olympic shooting on the horizon

We have some great competitors in the Games this year! It’s going to be fun!

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From Kevin Neuendorf
USA Shooting

This summer, 22 athletes will represent Team USA in the three Olympic-shooting disciplines of pistol, rifle and shotgun. If 2011 was any indication, the USA Shooting Team is poised for great success having made 40 appearances in 2011 World Cup finals, earning 24 medals overall. The U.S. earned six medals in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games and is on track to equal or better that mark in London.

Two of the names you should be familiar with.

Kim Rhode (El Monte, Calif.) is a four-time Olympic medalist in shotgun. Having already secured a berth on Team USA for London, she’s poised to become the first U.S. athlete to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games and cementing her as one of the iconic female Olympians of all time.

Matt Emmons (Browns Mill, N.J.) is a 2004 & 2008 Olympic medalist and is considered…

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Olympic Shooting Sports Harmful To Children?

So London officials have now decided that it might NOT be harmful for school children to view Olympic shooting sports, after originally ruling that it would be.  According to The Telegraph, the London Organizing Committee (LOCOG) recently reversed their original decision that London school children would not be able to receive free tickets to Olympic shooting sports events, although they could get complimentary tickets to others.

You can read the entire story by clicking here.

Update:  LOCOG has stated that it never intended to deny children access to shooting event tickets, but many in the UK supported the ban.  Read The Blaze story here.