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Leryn Franco

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeryn Dahiana•Franco Stenery
Used nameLeryn•Franco
Born1 March 1982 in Asunción (PAR)
Measurements174 cm / 54 kg
NOC(s) Paraguay


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 – 57.77 (2012).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 42 r1/2 Representing Paraguay    
2008 Summer Olympics Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 50 r1/2 Representing Paraguay    
2012 Summer Olympics Athletics Javelin Throw, Women Olympic 33 Representing Paraguay