Paraguayan javelin thrower Leryn Franco might have placed 51st overall in a field of 52 competitors in her event at the Beijing Olympics, but she has definitely won the heart of Serbian tennis star and world no. 3 Novak Djokovic.
Leryn, 26, and Djokovic, 21, were seen walking around hand in hand in the Olympic village, leaving no doubt the duo are in love.
“Djokovic looks to his new partner as if she were a trophy,” an Argentine athlete told La Nacion newspaper. “Is it official? Yes, of course. They go hand in hand everywhere,” he added.Leryn and Djokovic was also seen in a restaurant near the Olympic village where athletes reside during the Games.
Leryn is a part-time model and bikini contestant and has appeared in a sexy nude photos 2007 calendar.
"Modeling is a way for me to continue with my sport," Franco said. "The hours are flexible, and you can earn good money through photographic modeling and the catwalk."Hmm... that reminds us of Maria Sharapova, isn't it?
Despite her performance at the Olympics, it won't low down her career at all. In fact, the much-talked about romance helps boost her career.
The question now is, with all the press constantly bringing up his dating situation, will Leryn distract Djokovic at U.S. Open? We will see.
(Images via Zimbio)