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Friday, August 22, 2008

Novak Djokovic and Leryn Franco May Be Next Hot Couple

Djokovic only could get a bronze medal in tennis, but the Serbian managed to conquer Leryn Franco, a Paraguayan pitcher of javelin, considered one of the most beautiful in the Olympic village and that always makes his last show as a model.

In the Sunday edition of the newspaper La Nacion of Argentina, highlights the continuing departures in public two athletes in Beijing, the No. 3 tennis player in the ATP ranking, according to the versions collected in the Olympic village .

Leryn Franco asked forgiveness from Beijing today with tears in their eyes all Paraguayans to be eliminated in the preliminary round of the Olympic Games. The best launch of our compatriot, 45.34 meters, left her in the penultimate position of its series and is almost ten meters below his best mark.

“Djokovic looks to his new partner as if it were a trophy,” said the blog Olympic La Nacion newspaper, citing an Argentine athlete. “Is it official? Yes, of course. If you go hand in hand to all sides, “says the athlete, who gave no further details.

Leryn, one of the most sought after by athletes, seems to have lifted the morale of the Serbian player who despite not having won the gold, stayed with the prize most coveted by men in the Olympic event.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Leryn Franco Olympian Calendar Pictures

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Leryn Franco Is Hot

Leryn Franco has gotten quite a bit of exposure during the Beijing Games.

Franco is from Paraguay and competed in javelin in the Beijing Games and in the 2004 Athens Games. She is perhaps better-known for her wall calendars, for competing in the Miss Bikini Universe Pageant, and for being runner-up in the Miss Paraguay Pageant.

Leryn Franco, Olympics Today - Playboy Tomorrow?

When the 2008 Olympic javelin competition took place August 19, hearts broke around the world for Paraguay's sizzling javelin thrower, Leryn Franco.

In her spare time, the leggy Leryn, 26, is a bikini contestant and model. In 2006, she was the runner-up in the Miss Paraguay contest and Miss Bikini Universe pageant.

Franco also competed at the 2004 Athens summer Olympics, where she placed 42nd overall. Leryn's personal best throw is 55.38 meters, achieved in May 2007.

Franco was born 1982 in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay. Her full name is Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery, and she's 5'8" tall and 123 lbs. In 1998, Franco set the Paraguayan national records for javelin and triple jump in the under-17 age group. In 2001, Leryn won the South American Junior Championship for javelin. She has competed in javelin and track since she was a teen. Leryn Franco

While Franco enjoys sport and competing, her athletic good looks have also enabled her to earn extra money by modeling. "Modeling is a way for me to continue with my sport," Franco said. "The hours are flexible, and you can earn good money through photographic modeling and the catwalk."

Don't be surprised if Playboy magazine comes knocking once they get an eyeful of the stunning brunette. These days, sex appeal and sport have become an irresistible marketing combination, and one that athletes are no longer shy of using to finance their athletic careers.

Recent examples of world-class athletes who posed nude for Playboy are American Olympic swimming champ Amanda Beard and former Olympic gold medalist (in figure skating) Katarina Witt, who posed in 1988. Recently, tennis star Ashley Harkleroad also posed nude for the mag.

While sex appeal doesn't guarantee lucrative athletic endorsements, it definitely helps. For example, retired tennis player Anna Kournikova was able to parlay her good looks into lucrative endorsements, while soccer star David Beckham has become a global brand by marrying his sex appeal with his super-athletic skills.

"Ultimately it does not get away from the fact that you have to be an athlete first and a beauty second," said Richard Deitsch, an associate editor at Sports Illustrated. "But when you have someone who is fantastic at both, then you are looking at a global brand."

Leryn Franco wins topless photos medal, misses Olympic qualifying round

Paraguay's javelin thrower Leryn Franco finished next to last in the Olympic qualifying round but she virtually won the topless gold medal with her topless calendar photos.

The Beijing Olympics organizers must have gone berserk for the hype around Leryn Franco's topless calendar photos. She, and her spicy photos, are the talk of town in Beijing.

She's not really good in her sport, javelin throw, but Leryn Franco is by far the hottest player of Beijing Olympic 2008 Games.

Leryn has been wobbling between sports and beauty contests for awhile now. In 2006 she was the runner-up in the Miss Paraguay pageant and also competed in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant the same year.

The 26 year-old beauty won't be forgotten soon despite her miserable performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her topless photos and her calendar will certainly keep the spotlight on Leryn's beauty for a logn while.

Oh well... the Olympics are almost over but the core of the betting season is just around the corner. NFL Preseason is in full gear and College Football Kickoff is less than a fortnight away.

Last but not least... are you still in doubt Leryn Franco is a true hottie? Check out my other images and judge for yourself.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Leryn Franco Bikini

Leryn Franco, a javelin thrower for the Paraguay Olympics team competing in her second Olympics, is unarguably one of the hottest Olympians ever!

26-year-old Franco is a professional model and was runner up in the 2006 Miss Paraguay competition and Miss Bikini Universe pageant. Runner up? Wait…what!?!

“Modeling is a way for me to continue with my sport, the hours are flexible, and you can earn good money through photographic modeling and the catwalk,” Leryn says.

Although her best mark in the javelin is 55.38 meters and she placed 42nd overall in the 2004 Summer Olympics, Leryn wins Gold for the hottest Olympian. Need proof? Just take a look at the photos below.

Mystery of Hot Paraguayan Solved

During Fourth-Place Medal's award-winning* live blog coverage of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, one question haunted our panel and reading audience, and it wasn't whether the fireworks were real or how they managed to do that cool display with the blocks. No, we didn't care about that stuff. All we wanted to know was, who was that gorgeous woman who marched into Beijing National Stadium with the Paraguayan delegation?

After an exhaustive investigation by 4PM's crack investigative team, the mystery woman has been identified as Leryn Franco, an athlete with the Paraguayan delegation. Ms. Franco represents her native country in the javelin throw.

The 26-year old Franco is competing in her second Olympics, thanks to a burgeoning modeling career that gave her the financial support to continue competing in javelin competitions. Since finishing 42nd in Athens, Franco has balanced her athletic career with both the modeling and pageant work (she was runner-up Ms. Paraguay in 2006 -- no word on whether throwing a javelin was her talent).

The javelin competition begins August 19 in Beijing.