Leryn Franco is an athlete, Tv presenter, and model. She is also a bachelor in Business Administration.
Born in Paraguay, on March 1st, 1982, Leryn is currently the only Paraguayan athlete who attended 3 Olympic Games: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012. While competing, she became a South American champion in the minor, juvenile, and under-23 categories. She also became a Panamerican Juniors vice champion. She has been holding the javelin throw absolute record in her country for over twelve years in a row.
For two years, she lived in Italy, where she reached second place at the Italian championship. In 2010, she took part at several international events. Through her outstanding performances, Paraguay earned 3 gold and 2 silver medals at the Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, and Montevideo Grand Prixes. In addition to that, she reached the top at the Argentinian Championship. However, she could not participate at the Iberoamerican Games in Spain due to an injury in her elbow.
In June 2011, she earned a silver medal and set a new Paraguayan record at the South American Athletic Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A month later, she obtained a silver medal at the Venezuelan competition Juegos del Alba. Her performance, which surpassed the base mark needed to enter the Panamerican Games by 6 meters, helped her set another Paraguay record. She attended that event while convalescing from swine flu, a disease she caught 20 days before.
On June 8, 2012, after winning two gold medals at the South American GP held in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and a silver medal at the Colombia GP, Leryn got a silver medal at the Ibero-American Athletics Championship. Not only did she set a new record for Paraguay (57.77 meters), but she was also allowed to take part in the Olympic Games in London.