“Stick to your own lane and do what you do best”
At the tender age of 20 Tay-Leiha is an Australian Athlete who is supported in her journey by various organisations that give her the freedom to be a full time athlete.
She is affectionately know as Tay, her main events include Triple Jump, Long Jump and High Jump. Tay was first taken serious as a athlete, in particular as a triple jumper, when at the age of 16 won the silver medal at the Youth Olympics. Being the youngest in the field was not a problem for Tay.
Tay-Leiha is a very talented and physically gifted young athlete, excelling at a high level in a variety of sports. Over the past couple of years she has developed along the athletic pathway and has now established herself as one of the country’s leading young triple jumpers.
Tay-Leiha has a very strong support network in her family, coaches and her training partners and with the right financial support Tay-Leiha and her coaches can concentrate on making sure that the promise she is showing now as a junior athlete enables her to become a world class senior athlete in the future.
The goals for Tay-Leiha in the coming years would be to refine her technique and develop her strength to be competitive at a Senior International level.
Tay is in the process of branding her own line of products, they should be ready for the market in the coming months. This is an exciting time in her life, an opportunity Tay is taking very serious, knowing she can give back to the community.
The Sylvanvale Foundation is a school that gives children with a disability a better quality of life through access to education and social inclusion. This foundation holds a special place in Tay’s heart and from the age of 16 Tay has been an ambassador for them and helps raise much needed funds and awareness for the foundation.
Tay is living the life she has always dreamed of, and hopes to inspire young girls around the world to follow their dreams. Tay is training hard with her initial goal of competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia and then onwards to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
· 2017 Australian Championships Triple Jump – SILVER
· 2017 Australian Championships Lon Jump – BRONZE
· 2016 Tokyo Championships Triple Jump – GOLD
· 2016 Japan Mito Invitational Long Jump – BRONZE
· 2016 Australian Championships U20 Long Jump – GOLD
· 2016 Season Best U20 Triple Jump
· 2016 Australian Championships Triple Jump – 4th
· 2016 Australian Championships Long Jump – 5th
· 2014 Youth Olympics Triple Jump – SILVER