Leryn Franco hopes to again represent Paraguay at the Olympics.
Franco, 29, and with the national record javelin in her possession (56.18 meters), Leryn has a double daily training routine, without ignoring her commitments as a model, television icon and image of several brand names.
" I continue to be the first in the ranking of my country, being among the first South American and Pan-American level is low and representing my country in the world and an event like the Olympic Games is a dream and something that I will not stop from attempting, "she said in an interview with Efe.
For Paraguayan athletes, she said, "to qualify for London, the Olympics, is already a medal."
Leryn Franco, born in the capital, carried the flag of the Paraguayan delegation at the Games in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Among her past merits are the silver medals in the South Americans in Buenos Aires and the Alba Games in Venezuela last year, after an effort that began as an athlete at age 13, in the form of javelin three years later.
"It's a great responsibility to have the best technical mark of athletics in the country," said Franco to Efe, who accompanied her for two days in one of her workouts and shooting the entertainment program, Telefuturo channel.
Because in addition to her career as a thrower, Leryn became famous for her participation in the Miss World 2006 and has become one of the stars of the catwalk and TV in Paraguay.
"My career is media. One can turn on the TV or look at a magazine and see me. No athletes in South America who have no other work on par with their training (but) most are physical education teachers or coaches," she said.
Leryn's name appears in international rankings that stand out as one of 99 most desirable women in the world (www.askmen.com site) as one of the finest athletes of the decade or the best athlete of 2011, according Data provided by her representative.
"I think when talking about Leryn Franco and speaking for Paraguayan women, she is a very beautiful woman and a fighter," he said.
Both work in the field and keep the set Leryn something removed from the catwalk, unless some major event like a Fashion Week, "because for the photos - said - and comes out as an athlete, too big or too strong, which is the opposite of the models. "
The key to success is to think before sleeping about things she " failed to do that every day have fewer things to wake up with all the enthusiasm and energy" to strive for new achievements.
It is necessary to think, this "is going to be a great day, though it might not be, but trying to put a good face and positive energy," she advised.
"The most important thing is to keep enjoying what you do," said Leryn, who thanked "the support of family, friends and people around you."
London 2012 is "a lot of pressure and a dream (...) But it's a nice pressure, lots of adrenaline. Getting up every day and thinking by the time it is me who is classified and likewise I'm struggling to get the minimum mark , it will not be easy, "he said.
"The beauty of this is to have this Olympic dream that motivates me every day and gives me a lot of strength and energy to continue," explained the Paraguayan.
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