Russel Alexander 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.
- 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 10.49 sec
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. There is probably no better way to celebrate turning 21 and moving from a Junior to a Senior Athlete than gaining selection for your country at the Asian Athletics Championships, the pinnacle of IAAF track-and-field competitions in the world’s biggest continent. An achievement in itself, and great pride to be Read more about 23rd Asian Athletics Championships 21-24 April 2019[…]
30th and 31st March 2019 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. Russel and TeamTaib were back in the city of his birth this weekend in KL Malaysia for a homecoming celebration and a return to the international stage. Saturday saw progress through the heats of the men’s 100m to the final. Unfortunately there was no podium Read more about 1st Malaysian Open Grand Prix 2019[…]
Russel’s New PB of 20.77 sec breaks Malaysian National Record (NR) for men’s 200m at the Queensland Track Classic
A significant day for TeamTaib at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Nathan, Queensland, at the Queensland Track Classic, as a very competitive field was on display alongside Australia’s finest, some of Asia’s additional standout athletes utilising the Tier one Oceanic event as a good opportunity to showcase for the Asian games. Russel managed to Read more about Russel’s New PB of 20.77 sec breaks Malaysian National Record (NR) for men’s 200m at the Queensland Track Classic[…]
Another milestone surpassed as Russel recorded a new PB in the men’s 100m of 10.49 in the semi finals of the 2019 Coles Queensland Athletic Championships. The event provided an ideal platform to measure current progress against a very competitive field. Russel progressed to the finals of both the men’s 100m and 200m and finished Read more about New PB for 100m 10.49sec[…]
Russel and TeamTaib were delighted to compete at this years Denise Boyd Shield event having the opportunity to showcase the development that Denise Boyd as lead coach has worked hard to produce for us at her very own named athletics event. And what better way to do so than take two golds for the Men’s Read more about Proud day at the QA Shield Series Denise Boyd Shield for TeamTaib[…]
Russel representing team Maroochy, clocked 20.94 seconds to win the 200m race in the QA Shield Series: Norma Croker Shield championships at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, on 26th January 2019. He was just 0.04 of a second away from equaling Khairul Hafiz’s Malaysia national record of 20.90 seconds set at the Malaysian Open in 2017. Read more about New 200m PB of 20.94 sec[…]
Super sport centre 09/11/2018 As progress continues throughout the Australian athletic calendar Russ was delighted to take silver in the Men’s 100m final and achieve a new PB at the QA Twilight Meet.
November 2018 An honour and a privilege to be a recipient of a USC Half Blue award at this year’s ceremony for outstanding achievement in athletics.
Team Taib were delighted to return to SUKMA 2018 in September and participate for Perak state team on home ground as they hosted the event. Success came in the 100 x 4 relay where Russ and the Team Perak squad picked up the silver medal. For the individual honours it was a bronze in the Read more about Sukma September 2018[…]
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[…]