Tirol breaks Palaro Swim record

By PR |09:39 PM August 04, 2023

Victoriano Martin “Renzo” Adiong Tirol IV, a Boholano swimming prodigy and alumnus of the University of Bohol Victoriano D. Tirol Advanced Learning Center (UB VDTALC), has once again made waves in the 2023 Palarong Pambansa held in Marikina City last August 1-5, securing 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

Representing the NCR Team as incoming Grade 12 of the Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, Tirol, and his teammates made their presence felt in the secondary boys’ relay events, setting a new swimming record and tying another.

In the 4x50m freestyle relay, Tirol and his team achieved a remarkable time of 1:40.64, surpassing the previous record of 1:41:45 set in 2018. Tirol, the second jumper made a remarkable performance as he made the fastest split time of the race and a personal best of 24.40 seconds and gave his team 1the lead going into the final 2 laps of the contest.

Similarly, in the 4x100m freestyle relay, they clocked an impressive time of 3:41.38 tying the race record established in 2015. As the first jumper, it was another impressive swim by the young Boholano clocking a race-leading and personal best time of 54.68 seconds

In addition to his outstanding performance in relay events, Tirol also showcased his prowess, securing two bronze medals in the 50 and 100-meter breaststroke.

This year’s Palarong Pambansa carries the theme “Batang Malakas, Bansang Matatag” and has seen the active participation of more than 9,000 elementary and high school student-athletes from all 17 regions of the Philippines.

Tirol’s exceptional talent and dedication to swimming have undoubtedly made his fellow Boholanos proud as he continues to excel in the national sporting arena. His achievements at such a young age served as an inspiration to aspiring athletes across the country. He is the second Boholano student-athlete to establish a swimming record in the Palarong Pambansa. The other one is fellow UB VDTALC alumnus and elder brother Rian Marco Adiong Tirol, whose individual records remain untouched. University of Bohol Athletics Office

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