It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to be successful in a male-dominated sports world, and for a female athlete to be part of it, you have to work extremely hard. Leryn Franco is one of the thousands of women athletes who have made history in sports competitions.
Leryn Franco is a remarkable athlete known for her great javelin throwing skills. She gained fame after participating in javelin throwing competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Apart from being an athlete, the super sexy lady is also a multi-talented model and actress. Franco has participated in both the Miss Bikini Pageant and the Miss Universe Paraguay Pageant.
Leryn is a very interesting lady; you can read more about the Paraguayan model and athlete, her biography, career, body measurements, family, husband, and other interesting facts below.
Bio: Early Life, Family, and Career
The dinner-sexy model Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery was born on March 1, 1982, in Asuncion, Paraguay. She was raised by her parents, both from Uruguay, who supported and cared for her before she became successful. Not much is known about the members of her family or their names, including those of her parents.
As she grew up, she developed an interest in athletics and sports; she played football before she ventured into javelin throwing. Franco was a big fan of the Olimpia and Penarol teams and during high school; she participated in various competitions, including triple jump and javelin throwing.
But when she was 16 years old, the gorgeous athlete competed in the South American Youth Championships, where she broke Paraguay’s record in the javelin and triple jump. She also became a bronze medalist at the Junior Championships and also won the South American Junior Javelin Throwing Championships in 2001. She also earned a degree in Business Administration.
Leryn Franco Rise to Fame
The great athlete continued to show great ability in this field as she continued to achieve great success in her chosen career. In 2004 she participated in the South American Championships for children under 23 years of age, where she was the winner.
Due to her super-brilliant performances, she has competed at all levels including the World Championships and Olympic Games. She finished 24th at the 2003 World Championships and also competed in the Athens Olympics, finishing 42nd. In 2007 Leryn Franco set her record at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she finished 12th.
Also, the skillful athlete began to gain enormous popularity when she fought for a place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she gave an outstanding performance with a 45.34m throw and finished in 51st place. In 2011, the enchanting athlete set a new personal record with a 55.66m litter at the South American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2012, Leryn Franco set her best record in javelin throwing when she competed in the Ibero-American Athletics Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela; the amazing athlete set a new national record with a 57.77m throw that surpassed her record from the previous year, but two years later she announced her official retirement from sport and athletics in 2014.
Modeling Career and Other Endeavors
The multi-talented Leryn Franco combined her sport with modeling and has participated in several beauty contests. In 2006 she fought for second place in the Miss Paraguay competition. In the same year, she also took part in the Miss Bikini Universe competition, and in 2011 she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with Kate Upton.
Before retiring from sports, Franco began her career as an actress in 2013 when she starred in an Irish film called Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay. She currently works for the athletics department of Club Sol de America – a Paraguayan sports club.
Personal Life: Married / Husband
The gorgeous-looking model has a very attractive personality, although she is not married yet, but has had few relationships with famous sportsmen like Novak Djokovic. Franco went out with the famous Serbian tennis professional Djokovic, and after a while, the duo split up.
Consequently, she began another relationship with Ivan Almeida – a professional Cape Verdean basketball player. The duo has been together for a very long time, and in August 2014 they got engaged. We hope that they will soon be able to seal their love by entering into the bond of marriage because everyone has been itching to hear about their wedding. We know that they would make a wonderful couple and we wish them good luck in their love life.
Body Measurements and Net Worth
Leryn Franco is beautiful, attractive, and has a seductive height of 36-24-35 inches. She has proven to be a model of great build with a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Franco weighs 57 kg and has a slender build.
The athlete who became a model had a successful career in sports and athletics. She has made a lot of money with her career and currently enjoys a life of luxury with her fiancé Ivan. Her current net worth is estimated at more than $300,000.
Quick Facts about Leryn Franco / Wiki
- Birth name: Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery
- Date of birth: March 1, 1982
- Birth City: Asuncion, Paraguay
- Birth sign: Pisces
- Nationality: Paraguayan
- Education: Degree in Business Administration
- Profession: Athlete, Model, Actress
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)
- Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
- Body measurements: 36-24-35 inches
- Marital status: Single
- Children: No