Romina was born in 1984 in the small town of Haedo (Buenos Aires), where she grew up and started to practice different sports like handball, skating, football and basketball. But since she was 6 her favorite one was swimming.
At age 13 she starts officially competing in swimming locally, where she excelled as one of the top swimmers. A few years later she starts her veterinary university career, as well as her lifeguard certification.
She made her debut in triathlon at age 20, under the coaching of Olympic athlete Nancy Alvarez, Daniel Gomez and Deborah Slythe, but it was still not a high priority as she was going through her university education.
In 2008 she starts going through her first professional triathlon experiences being coached by Ezequiel Morales and Soledad Omar in Brazil. The following year Romi starts getting her first major results in South American ITU competitions, so she decides to pursuit her professional triathlete career full time.
By 2010 – as she becomes one of the top athletes of the country – Romi joins the National Triathlon Team and classifies to Colombia South American games to represent Argentina.
The following years Romi starts competing in the ITU circuit around the world with the support of Argentina’s sports national federation (ENARD), and in 2014 she classifies again to the South American games in Chile where she picked up the bronze medal in mixed relays. Furthermore, she gets another bronze medal in the Toronto Panamerican games.
By mid 2016 Romi missed the Olympic classification by just one point, so she decides to pick up her veterinary studies while getting into the 70.3 distance. Romi picked two silver medals in Ironman 70.3 events in Brazil, which motivates her to keep trying this distance.
In 2017 she completes her veterinary studies and starts training in Boulder to fine-tune her performance in the 70.3 distance and prepare for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, where she ended up in 26th place. From that moment she starts training under the guidance of Julie Dibens.
During 2018 she has been racing Ironman 70.3 full time collecting several international podiums, including 18th place on the South Africa Ironman 70.3 World Championship and third place in the Ironman 70.3 South American Championship
>>National Olympic distance champion X6
>>1st place Challenge Cancún
>>2nd place Ironman 70.3 Bariloche (2019), Ironman 70.3 Rio De Janeiro X 3 (2016, 2017 and 2018)
>>3rd place Ironman 70.3 South American Championship
>>Top 5 Ironman 70.3 X 16 (including 7 podiums)
>>Top 10 World Cup ITU X 3
>>World Championship Ironman 70.3 2017, 2018 (18th place) and 2019
>>Panamerican Games X 2 (Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015)
>>Bronze medal in ODERSUR Games 2014