Leryn Franco, the Paraguayan javelin thrower, has lost her hopes at Olympic victory. All is not lost though as there’s a likelihood that she still holds one title. Ms Franco has been deemed the most beautiful Olympian by many pundits and publications. Kind of a win-win situation for those of us surfing the old information highway, no?
Below Franco sums up her Olympic experience.
My situation is different from most of the other javelin throwers. I am not just an athlete. I have to be honest, my career is really in the media. If people open a magazine, they can see me there. Modeling and fashion is my job, too. It takes up much of my time and enables me to make money. It is flattering to me that people find me good-looking and enjoy seeing me wearing good fashion items…. I am not expecting a medal. The competition is very strong and there are athletes who are stronger than me. But I treat it seriously and I want to do my personal best. For me the best reward is just to be here. Getting to the Olympics is like a medal for me.