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Paraguayan bombshell Leryn Franco—who was Yahoo’s second most searched Olympian after Michael Phelps in the 2008 Games—is once again lighting up the Internet as fans anticipate the uber-sexy javelin thrower’s participation in the upcoming London Games.
When the model/athlete isn’t hurling deadly projectiles through the air, she’s rocking bikinis at photo shoots. Most notably, she appeared in the celebrated Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue back in 2011.
So, what are her chances of taking home a medal? Probably not too good, as she came in 42nd in Athens and 51st in Beijing. But no doubt fans around the world are rooting for her.
Who wouldn’t want to see her up on the podium in spandex, or a bikini?
Raised in the capital of Asunción, Franco broke the national records for the under-17 age group in 1998 for both the javelin and triple jump. She came in as runner-up in the 2006 Miss Paraguay contest.
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