Leryn Franco might have finished in 51st place in the javelin throw at the Beijing Olympic Games, but that didn't matter. Few people were talking about her athletic skills as much as they were talking about her jaw-dropping good looks. Now, Franco is set to make her comeback at the London Olympic Games where she, along with other attractive athletes, can use their good looks to score some marketing gold. And those searches for Franco likely garnered results such as swimsuit photo shoots and beauty pageant results. She is a successful model and TV personality in her native country and that popularity is permeating into the U. Her popularity continues to grow with some sports bloggers dubbing her the woman to watch at the Olympics.
Who are the most famous athletes on the planet? Note: NA means either an athlete doesn't have an official account for a social media site or an accurate endorsement figure could not be confirmed. The ESPN World Fame is our annual attempt to create a ranking, through statistical analysis, of the most famous athletes on the planet. We started with Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid athletes and expanded the pool from there using a variety of domestic and international sources to make sure we didn't overlook any legitimate candidates.
Halfway through the Summer Olympics in Sydney, he and his rifle-toting teammates were finished with their events, and the U. Olympic Committee and team officials had ordered them to turn in the keys to their three-story house and head back to the States. But Lakatos didn't want to leave.
Allegations of cheating, dirty tricks, and abuse of process akin to doping are being bandied around, which would be enough get any sport noticed. Even carpet bowls. But with this involving disabled people, the story has extra spice. We're talking about the superhumans!