team bridgestone athlete darlan romani

About Darlan

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.

Career Highlights

2012

Broke the Brazilian shot put record for the first time

2012

2016

Became first Brazilian in 80 years to compete in shot put at the Olympic Games

2016

2019

Won gold at the Pan American Games and South American Championships

2019

2019

Set new South America outdoor record with career-best throw of 22.61 meters

2019