Darlan Romani is a Brazilian shot put star who is currently ranked third in the world. He has held the Brazilian record since 2012 and in 2016 became the first from his country in 80 years to qualify for the shot put event at the Olympic Games. Romani broke his own national record twice during his Olympic Games debut and finished fifth overall, marking the highest finish ever for a Brazilian in the event. He was named the Best Athlete in Athletics for Brazil in 2018 after becoming the first South American and one of only 30 people in the world to throw past the 22-meter mark. Most recently, Romani overcame a severe illness to win gold and set another record at the 2019 Pan American Games. He followed that performance with a fourth-place finish in the event’s strongest field ever at the 2019 World Athletics Championships. Romani is now training to leave a legacy for himself, his family and his country at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.