Romani at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Born||9 April 1991|
Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||140 kg (309 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Updated on 9 October 2015.|
Professional athletics career
Darlan has the Brazilian shot put record since 2012. Since then, he broke the record so often that even he knows exactly how many national records he beat. He was surpassing the mark again and again in early 2015 when he reached 20.90m.
He is the first Brazilian to qualify to the Shot Put at Olympics in 80 years - Antonio Pereira Lira was the last who did it, at the Berlin Games, in 1936.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, in the Men's shot put, he broke the Brazilian record two times (20.94 meters in the qualifying round and 21.02 meters in the final), finishing 5th. It was the best participation of a Brazilian in the event.
In March 2018, he finished 4th place in the Indoor World Championship, with a 21.37 mark, a new indoor South American record.
On September 15, 2018 became the first South American to reach the mark of 22 m. In the Brazil Trophy, he got the exact mark of 22.00, again breaking the South American record. Fewer than 30 athletes have achieved this mark throughout the history of the event.
At the end of 2018, he won the trophy for Best Athlete in Athletics at the Brazil Olympic Award. He finished 5th in the world ranking of Shot Put in 2018.
On June 2019, at the Eugene stage of Diamond League, he obtained the 10th best mark (by athlete) of the History in the Shot Put, 22.61. He broke the South American record 3 times in the same event (22.46, 22.55 and 22.61). This would have given him gold in any Olympics or World Championships already held.
At the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru, even though he had a throat infection that left him with a severe fever the day before the race, he won the gold medal, beating the Pan American Games record, with the mark of 22.07 m.
In the Diamond League 2019, he finished as runner-up overall.
At the 2019 World Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar, the hardest and strongest contest in the history of the Shot Put of all time was held. Tom Walsh pitched 22.90m on the first try. Romani pitched 22.53m in the second attempt, which led him to the second place of the final at the moment. American Crouser pitched 22.71m in the fourth attempt, placing Romani in 3rd place. In the last valid throw, the American Kovacs made a throw of 22.91m, and Crouser got 22.90m, both finishing with gold and silver, and Walsh finished with the bronze also with the 22.90m mark. Romani finished in 4th place, the only one who shot over 22 m along with the 3 medalists. It was the best result of Brazil in World Championships in this competition. Since 1990 no one has thrown the weight over 22.80m, and the top four places in this competition (including Romani) have broken the World Championship record of 22.23m.
- Shot put (outdoor): 22.61 m – Palo Alto, California, USA, 30 June 2019
- Shot put (indoor): 21.37 m – Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3 March 2018
- Darlan Romani at World Athletics
- A Equipe - Atletas Masculino - Perfil - Darlan Romani (in Portuguese), Clube de Atletismo BM&F Bovespa, retrieved May 5, 2014
- Biografía - General - ROMANI Darlan - Brasil (in Spanish), retrieved May 5, 2014
- Com só um arremesso, Darlan bate recorde brasileiro e vai à final em 3º
- Darlan hits again the national record and closes fifth in Shot Put
- Darlan scores record, but finishes 4th in the Indoor World Championship
- Darlan and Vitória win and help the Americas in the Continental Cup
- Historic! Darlan Romani hits South American record and reaches 22m barrier
- Darlan receives the Best Athletics Award in 2018
- Darlan Romani makes history, beats South American record 3 times and wins the Diamond League
- Romani easily wins the Pan American Games and wins gold
- Romani gets silver in Belgium and finished runner-up at Diamond League 2019
- 21.89m was his best result in the event. In the final throw, which gave him the first place, Romani did 21.68m