JAV a gander at this spear-hurling beauty…certain to throw up a few surprises at the London Olympics.
Pretty Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco took time out from preparations for the Games to smoulder in a skimpy white bikini.
The 29-year-old was national champion as a youth…and also came runner-up in the 2006 Miss Paraguay contest.
Bronzed Leryn isn’t tipped for gold — she came 51st at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
But fans hope she might make it on to the podium this year…it would be a shame to see her disa-spear.
She became an internet sensation during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her personal best throw is 55.66 metres, achieved in June,2011 in Buenos Aires. She is perhaps more famous for her beauty than athletic ability, however, and has appeared, most notably, in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Raised in the capital of Asunción, she broke the national records for the under 17 year age group in 1998 for both the javelin and triple jump. After winning bronze medals in 1999 and 2000, Franco won the South American Junior Championship javelin title in 2001. Franco was South American under 23 champion in 2004.
On 14 December 2009, Bleacher Report ranked her as No. 6 in its list of “The 40 Hottest Female Athletes Of The Decade”
On 23 August 2010, Bleacher Report upgraded Leryn Franco to No. 1 in its list of “The 100 Hottest Athletes Of All Time”.
by Rahndi Ghit