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
Russel Taib has relocated his training base to Loughborough, England, where he has now joined an elite sprints squad led by Great Britain coach and former Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Leon Baptiste. Russel is using this opportunity to enhance his development and athletics pursuits while preparing for the 2023 season ahead. Only a couple months Read more about New Year, New Base[…]
05/08/2022 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Race day two for Russel and the Semi-finals of the men’s 200m Friday the 5th at the evening track session. With a quick turnaround and the rest and recovery protocols achieved and a refuelling it was back to the Alexandra stadium and track for the semis and a really raucous Friday Read more about Commonwealth Games 2022 – Men’s 200m Semi Final[…]
04/08/2022 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. A first for Russel today as he made his debut at the Commonwealth Games and got the chance to take to the track in the newly refurbished Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England. The stadium underwent a renovation between 2019 and 2022, to prepare it for hosting the Commonwealth Games and for Read more about Commonwealth Games 2022 – Men’s 200m heats[…]
Off the back of a strong and consistent athletics season in Australia, Russel has been officially selected for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. TeamTaib are excited for the upcoming games and opportunity to compete overseas on the world class stage. In Russel’s words: “Owing to the commitment and faith shown by those in my corner, Read more about Commonwealth Games Selection[…]
THE ADELAIDE INVITATIONAL Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022 Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End, SA The second out of state competition of the year for Russel this weekend with a trip to Adelaide with invitations based on current Australian rankings and State Rankings amongst all athletes. This meet formed part of the Read more about Adelaide Track Classic[…]
Athletics ACT U20 & Open Championships Canberra Australia 28/01/2022 – 30/01/2022. AIS Athletics Field For the first competition out of State this year, Russel travelled to Canberra to take part in the open section of the Athletics ACT U20 & Open Championships Competition. With the ACT Athletics Championships attracting some of the best track and Read more about Competition time in Canberra[…]
15th January 2022. An impromptu competition was sprung after a long tiring week for Russel and a 100m and 400m was selected with 48 hours to go to the Shield by the lead coach Denise Boyd to assess the relative speed endurance and special endurance fitness of the athlete instead of the favoured 200m event. Read more about Norma Croker Shield[…]
JAI TAURIMA SHIELD 8th January 2022 Location: State Athletics Facility Despite struggling with the pandemic’s impact, as many events are around the world currently, Russel was pleased and ready to resume competition after the festive season and take the first steps toward preparing for the years latter major competitions after the new year’s first competition Read more about First competitive outing of the New Year[…]
In what was the last competition of 2021, Russel continued strong with his recent early season form, posting a 10.51 100m (0.4) and 21.03 (1.0) in the 100m and 200m respective events. “I touched on the mantra `being reliable in order to be remarkable’ previously during the pre-season update and my early season form would Read more about Glynis Nunn Shield[…]
www.facebook.com/posts “But can he do it on a cold wet windy night at Stoke City” – its more than 10 years since ex player, pundit, and football commentator Andy Gray first asked the question and regards Lionel Messi whilst discussing his nomination for the 2010 Ballon d’Or. It was Gray’s belief that Messi would specifically Read more about Competition: Queensland sports and Athletics midweek meet 08/12/2021[…]