Yossef Romano was born in Libya and was part of a large family. An interior designer by profession, Romano devoted much of his free time to weightlifting and spent 14 years doing so. He represented his association, Hapoel Tel Aviv and the national team in various competitions and for ten years was the Israeli champion in the weight category of -75 kg. During the final years of his life Romano coached and managed the discipline of weightlifting at the association. Yossef Romano was 32 years old at the time of his death and left behind his wife and three daughters. was laid to rest at the Herzliya cemetery.