Has it really been two and a half years since Fourth-Place Medal solved the mystery of the hot Paraguayan? My, how time flies when you're out solving Olympic-based conundrums.
In case you've forgotten, while watching the Opening Ceremony to the Beijing Games, we caught a glimpse of a stunning athlete with the Paraguayan delegation and needed to know who it was. (Only to quench our thirst for knowledge, of course.) The crack Fourth-Place Medal investigative unit was assembled, we looked into it and discovered that the woman in question was Leryn Franco, a javelin thrower competing for her home country.
Franco didn't qualify for the javelin finals in Beijing, finishing second-to-last in qualifying, and thus breaking the collective hearts of the billions watching on television. But she didn't go away; no sir. Like the Bard said, "can't nobody hold [her] down." (Or was that Puff Daddy?)
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Leryn Franco is featured in the 2011 Sports IllustratedRead More »from Leryn Franco, 'the hot Paraguayan,' poses in SI swimsuit issue