Darya Klishina recently was in the United States to compete at the Steve Prefontaine classic in Eugene, Oregon and even though her performance was not what she wanted as she did not place in the top three she left a very memorable impression as one of the most attractive athletes fans have come across.
Sports fans and admirers of beautiful women believe that this Russian long jumper and model could be the next track and field athlete to follow in the footsteps of javelin thrower turned celebrity model Leryn Franco only she could become an even bigger star.
Leryn Franco of Paraguay became an Internet sensation after competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the resulting exposure resulted in her getting the opportunity to be part of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue even though she was not a likely medal possibility at the 2012 London Olympics.
In contrast, Darya Klishina is a much different entity in that she is considered one of the top long jumpers in the world and thus some observers believe her marketing potential far exceeds that of Leryn Franco as she combines beauty and medal potential.
Her presence in the United States was not treated with boos or any animosity but rather great interest in her beautiful looks and this is likely something that prominent magazines such as Sports Illustrated with its renowned Swimsuit Issue and ESPN with the growing popularity of its 'Body Issue' likely are very aware of and has some entertainment fans believing that one of these two magazines will want her for these issues because fans will love seeing her fit body in them.
Her combination of superb long jump performances and beauty have positioned her for the possibility of not becoming the next Leryn Franco athlete/model sensationa and potentially allow her to follow in the footsteps of Russian compatriot Maria Sharapova.
The next Russian athlete/endorsement star to make entertainment fans forget about politics and only focus on her combination of incredible beauty and superb performances as an athlete might soon be the scintillating Darya Krishna.