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Leryn Franco

Full name: Leryn Dahiana Franco Stenery
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: March 1, 1982 in Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
Country: PAR Paraguay
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Born in Paraguay of Uruguayan parentage 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.

Her performances at world level are 24th in the 2003 World Championship and 42nd out of 45 at the Athens Olympics. Although she set her personal best in 2007 she finished 12th (last) in the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

She combines her athletic endeavours with a career as a model and beauty pageant contestant. Franco was the runner-up in the Miss Paraguay competition in 2006 and also in the Miss Bikini Universe pageant the same year.

Personal Best: JT – 55.38 (2007).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Paraguay PAR 42 QR
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Paraguay PAR 51 QR
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Paraguay PAR 34

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round 42 50.37
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group A 21 50.37
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group A Round One 19 49.17
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 21 48.20 49.17
2004 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group A Round Three 21 50.37 50.54
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round 51 45.34
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group B 25 45.34
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group B Round One 23 45.34
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 22 foul 45.34
2008 Summer 26 Beijing Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 43.77
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round 34 51.45
2012 Summer 30 London Athletics Paraguay Qualifying Round Group B 18 51.45