It takes a lot of commitment and hard work to succeed in a male-dominated world of sports and for a female athlete to belong, you must work extraordinarily hard. Leryn Franco is among the thousands of female athletes out there who have made history in sports competition.
Leryn Franco is a notable female athlete known for her great skills in javelin throwing. She rose to fame after she featured in javelin throwing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China and 2012 London Olympics.
Aside from being an athlete, the super sexy lady is also a multi-talented model and an actress. Franco has competed both in the Miss Bikini and Miss Universe Paraguay pageant.
Leryn is a very interesting lady; let’s find out 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 supper-sexy model Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery was born in Asuncion, Paraguay on March 1, 1982. She was raised by her parents who are both from Uruguay; they supported her and provided for her before she became successful. Nothing much is known about the members of her family or their names including her parents.
While she was growing up, she developed an interest in athletics and sports; she played football before she ventured into javelin throwing. Franco was a huge fan of Olimpia and Penarol teams and during high school; she participated in different competitions including triple jump and javelin throwing.
However, when she was 16 years old, the gorgeous athlete participated in the South American Youth Championship where she broke Paraguay’s record in javelin throwing and triple jump. She further became a bronze medalist at the Junior Championships and also won the South American Junior Javelin Championship in 2001. She also obtained a degree in Business Administration.
Rise to Fame
The great athlete continued to show great skills in the field as she continued to record huge success in her chosen career. In 2004, she participated in the South American under 23 championships where she emerged the winner of the competition.
As a result of her super-brilliant performances, she has competed at all levels including the world championships and Olympics. She was placed in the 24th position in the 2003 World Championship and she also competed in the Athens Olympics and was placed in the 42nd position. In 2007, Leryn Franco set her personal best record during the Pan-American Games in the Rio de Janeiro where she finished at the 12th position.
Furthermore, the skillful athlete began to gain huge popularity as she earned a spot in the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she put up an outstanding performance finishing at 51st position with a 45.34m throw. In 2011, the gorgeous athlete set a new personal record with a 55.66m throw at the South American Championships held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2012, Leryn Franco set her best record in javelin when she participated in the Ibero-American Athletics Championships held in Barquisimeto, Venezuela; the amazing athlete set a new national record with the 57.77m throw which superseded her record the previous year but 2 years after, she announced her official retirement from sports and athletics in 2014.
Modeling Career and Other Endeavors
The multi-talented Leryn Franco combined her sports with modeling and she has participated in several beauty pageants competitions. In 2006, she contested for Miss Paraguay finishing as the runner-up in the competition. She also participated in the Miss Bikini Universe Pageant the same year and in 2011, she was featured in the sports illustrated swimsuit issue with Kate Upton.
Before her retirement from sports, Franco began her career as an actress in 2013 when she featured in an Irish film titled Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay. Currently, she 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, though she is not yet married but has been involved in few relationships with famous athletes including Novak Djokovic. Franco dated the famous Serbian professional tennis player Djokovic and after a while, the duo got separated.
Consequently, she started another relationship with Ivan Almeida – a Cape Verdean professional basketball player. The duo has been dating for a very long time now and in August 2014, they got engaged. We hope they seal their love soon by tying the knot as everyone has been itching to hear about their wedding. We know they’d make a wonderful couple and we wish them good luck in their love life.
Body Measurements and Net Worth
Leryn Franco is gorgeous, attractive and has a seductive body measurement of 36-24-35 inches. She has been doing well as a model with her great physique, having a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Franco weighs 57 kg and has a slim bodybuild.
The athlete turned model had a successful career in sports and athletics. She has earned a lot of money from her career and she is currently enjoying a luxury life with her fiancé Ivan. Her current net worth has been estimated to be 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
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