Hope you didn't blink while watching the javelin feed this morning on NBCOlympics.com. If so, you missed Leryn Franco finishing 18th out of 21 competitors in her group and near last overall. The Nike model had a best throw of 51.45m, while 60m was a qualifying distance. In other words, she was there to be photographed wearing her Nike gear. For Americans, you probably won't be seeing her tonight on NBC. JUMP!
For obvious reasons, we at BC and the rest of the world have been glued to javelin athlete Leryn Franco. You know how the Olympic committee invites certain athletes to make uninteresting sports actually interesting? That's Franco. She's a show that Nike has planted so they can sell shoes and booty shorts to Latin chicks. That said, is there another woman who could be a Franco of the future? JUMP!
Our Paraguayan Spanish isn't real strong but it appears Leryn Franco tweeted out this photo from London to show off her pre-javelin competition stretching program. "Toda la info sobre mi competencia... gracias por el apoyo! Look, we told you guys on Saturday that if Leryn wasn't going to win a medal, she'd at least give Nike some great advertising. Nike shoes: check. Nike vapor barrier shirt: check. JUMP!
Yes, Leryn Franco is at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. That was her last night during the Parade of Nations, wearing the Paraguayan red dress and showing off some insane cleav. Of course she's in town to throw the javelin, but that's not the whole story. She's property of Nike. And Nike will get its money back via you dorks who'll see Leryn wearing Nike gear. JUMP!