Russel Alexander Taib
"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"
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.
- Born April 1998
- Born in Malaysia, to Malaysian/English parents
- Living in Brisbane, Australia
- 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
- The 4th Malaysian to run sub-21s in 200m
- Malaysian National Record holder 200m
World youth qualifying time 47.57 sec
PB 20.77 sec (NR)
PB 10.42 sec
In May the Australian Prime Minister released a three-stage road map to guide Australia out of COVID-19 lockdowns across the state and territories, with a view to re-opening Australia. These stages to be instituted by each state and territory at a pace they deem relevant for their jurisdiction’s circumstance. For Russel Taib it was good Read more about Squad and track training returns for Russel[…]
Despite the deprivations of normal life activity under the current pandemic conditions we are all coping with – the changes in everyone’s normal routines and time demands has provided many with the chance to reflect on the past and the journey to the present. Russel Taib is pleased to be recently recognised in Athletics South’s Read more about Reflection: The importance of grassroots in sport[…]
As “lockdown” training continues we took some time to catch up with Russel’s strength and conditioning coach to talk about this particular aspect of the training regime and what effects the pandemic has had and the adaptations that have had to be made. Interview with TeamTaib and Aaron Turner Name: Aaron Turner Profession: Strength and Read more about Training continues under lockdown rules in Australia[…]
Given the global coronavirus pandemic which has claimed the lives of almost 17,000 people worldwide and counting and this week’s news that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed until 2021 it’s perhaps inevitable that all Australian competitions have now moved from a postponed status to officially cancelled and all potential international competition for Russel Read more about Update: Australian Competitions officially cancelled for 2020[…]
With the current threat of COVID-19 impacting the health and welfare of all humanity, athletic competitions, as with most sporting industry events, have seen a postponement of all competitions and events for Russel Taib until May 1st 2020 at the earliest. This will includes the imminent Brisbane Track Classic (our home base favourite) and the Read more about All Competition Suspended or Postponed[…]
The Sydney Track Classic is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Label and another great opportunity to to have a run out against a strong field for the second major event of 2020. Russel was given lane eight of the section 2 race for the Men’s 200m open and finished 3rd with a Read more about Competing for Malaysia at The Sydney Track Classic[…]
Following the overseas trip to the SEA games in the Philippines and a January training camp in KL Malaysia it was back to Australia for the athlete, and a fast turn around of focus, straight into 2020’s first major track meet of the year at the Melbourne Track Classic. In the mens 200m it was Read more about Back in Australia and Athletics Championship competition[…]
As a debutant, it was Russel’s first experience of the SEA Games and despite the early media reports of teething problems and the tragic results of powerful typhoon Kammuri, TeamTaib’s experience has been one of colour, culture, and an incredible celebration of the variety of sports on show. For those unfamiliar with the competition, they Read more about A solid debut for Russel at the Philippines 2019 Southeast Asian Games[…]
Another good competition opportunity was on offer today as Russel was able to compete in the men’s open 200m event at the Joanna Stone Shield event. And all went to plan as the perfect sendoff before heading to Malaysia to meet up with Team Malaysia and travel across to the Philippines for the SEA Games Read more about Joanna Stone Shield event – Last domestic competition for the SEA Games buildup[…]
It was touch and go as to whether the Benita Willis Shield event 2019 would even be held this year as Queensland Athletics issued an air quality advisory warning due to the poor air quality levels as a result of bush fires. However fortunately for TeamTaib the event was able to go ahead on the day Read more about New personal best for 100m and double gold at the Benita Willis Shield 2019[…]