Russel Alexander Nasir Taib
“I have already experienced many highs and lows in my young athletics career so far. Every time I have had a setback due to injuries, lost faith or confidence in myself, I think to myself what would I have done at 12 years old, lining up at the Under 14 100 and 200 metre finals, without any of the benefits of the experience and training I have access to now [and continue to gain], with the challenges ahead, I was so determined to succeed then and did so. I take great inspiration from that and believe if I can continue to maintain that level of determination throughout my athletics career, even the impossible will be achieved one day."
Russel Taib was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. At the age of 3, the family and I moved to Hobart, Tasmania. My ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics. I truly believe I can make this dream a reality with support, hard work, and a truly determined mind-set, to make the most of what I can be.
“One of my biggest inspirations to succeed and do well in my future in all aspects of life is my family, no matter what we have gone through, I have always had their full support and continue to do so in good and bad times, and they will always have mine.
Partners and Supporters
No athlete can succeed, without a good support network around them. For the successes past, present and future a heartfelt thank you to all who have played a part in helping me. We are actively looking for opportunities to generate support for Russ’s athletics career. If you have any interest please feel free to contact us.
- 18 Years old
- Born in Malaysia, living in Hobart, Tasmania
- Represented Malaysia at the 1st Youth Asian Games
- And the Youth Commonwealth Games
- Won bronze medal in the 400m Youth Asian Games
- 8-time Australian Junior Champion
- Gold medalist in the 100m
- Gold medalist in the 200m
- Gold medalist in the 400m
- Gold medalist in the 4x100m relay
World qualifying time 47.57 Sec
PB 21.75 sec
PB 10.88 sec
Stacey Taurima Head Coach Athletics UQ Sport Academy – University of Queensland, Australia.
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We are continuing to attend and participate in competition in the lead up to the Australian Nationals. In addition to those listed, the end of January saw TeamTaib at the Sally Pearson Shield event despite the severe storm warnings and inevitable downpour that somewhat marred the event! The February upcoming competitions that we will be Read more about Competition Continues[…]
As TeamTaib preparations for formulating our athletics calendar for the year continue, and we look to see what all those months of hard training have delivered, Russ will take on his first competitive event of 2017 at the Queensland Athletics ALANA BOYD SHIELD MEET Saturday 14 January 2017, QSAC Stadium. As a Gold Label event, Read more about Competition Time![…]
Russ Taib is now a proud member of the University of Queensland Athletics Club. TeamTaib are looking forward to this new professional environment in which we can continue to progress the achievement Russ’s athletic potential. Go UQAC!
TeamTaib is proud to announce a link up with new Malaysian based supporters: Sienna DMB and Deborah Bottreau (CEO of Sienna DMB & President of MAAYE) representing the Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs. TeamTaib are delighted to have established links with a young vibrant Malaysian business to further our off track activities in Malaysia Read more about New Supporter and Sponsor: Sienna DMB[…]
December 2016 saw Russ relocate to Brisbane Australia for the foreseeable future. This allows a more inclusive and intensive training schedule with Stacy Taurima and his squad and to look at opportunities for further education with a desire to attend University and study Sports Psychology. With close proximity to the training facilities and programs training Read more about Relocation to Brisbane Australia[…]
Rus made his Sukma debut at the Malay Nationals running for the Perak state team. As his first competition of the year (in what is effectively the pre-season of the Australian track season) we came up against a very strong field of competitors in top form. Unfortunately we were unable to progress from the semis Read more about Sukma July 2016[…]
“Team Taib has landed in Malaysia and had a good few days to acclimatise. Rus attended the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2016 Sukma Games, and has enjoyed meeting up with his Perak team members and coaches for training prior to the start of the track events. All going well and really looking forward to Read more about Proudly wearing my state Perak team colours[…]
Stacey Taurima has tweeted that he’s ‘looking forward to working with Russel and Malaysian Athletics in the build up to the 2017 SEA Games.’ The 2017 SEA Games is being hosted by Malaysia and will take place between 19th and 31st August 2017. More information: www.seagames2017.com.my
Russel will compete in the 2016 Sukma Games in July. Officially known as the 16th Sukma Games, this is a multi-sport event held in Kuching and some other places in Sarawak from July 22nd to July 31st 2016. More information: www.facebook.com/SUKMA2016
Russel is heading to Brisbane, Australia again on the 2nd July to train with lead coach Stacey until he heads to Sarawak for the 2016 Sukma Games, arrival confirmed 18th July. He was there in mid April for a week long training camp under his new coach, Stacey Taurima, the Head of Sport at the University of Queensland. Russel Read more about Brisbane Training Camp[…]