Darts-world champion Gerwyn Price: “There is no greater day than this”

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Darts-world champion Gerwyn Price: “There is no greater day than this”

He has done it: The new Darts world champion Gerwyn Price from Wales stretches proud of his trophy.

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The furious 7:3 against Gary Anderson, the new world champion Gerwyn Price must tremble, only briefly. Now, his switch from Rugby to Darts is fully accomplished – and he classifies rank one higher than the most important title in the world.

The 25-kilogram Sid Waddell Trophy world champion Gerwyn Price didn’t let go at all. According to a first kiss in the midst of London’s confetti rain the Welshman dragged to Interview the giant trophy with his clenched muscle strength of the Interview and was insanely proud of.

“There is no greater day than this. A big thank you goes to my family. When I get home, I’m going to celebrate definitely with them,” said the 35-year-old Welshman after his 7:3-final victory over Scot Gary Anderson. In the Monday night he was alone in his Hotel in London – but he had the trophy.

Price: “This means the world to me”

The pot, the prize money of 500,000 pounds (about 559.000 Euro), as well as the jump to number one in the world rankings – over on Dutchman Michael van Gerwen – leaving the former Rugby professional on Sunday evening at Alexandra Palace rays. “This means the world to me. It will take a few days, until I realized,” said “The Iceman”.

He was glad now, when announcer John McDonald hole for the first Time as reigning world champion on the stage, added Price. First place in the rankings, he ranks even higher than the world title.

His dominant Performance against “The Flying Scotsman” Anderson, who missed his third world title after 2015 and 2016, threatened to fizzle out, as Price all eleven Match Darts forgave and always desperate worked. Until the twelfth attempt, prior to which he was very close to the established world Cup trophy moved closer, then brought the decision. “I showed a bit of nerves. Thus, a pressure I’ve never experienced,” said Price.

In 2021 he will be the hunted

The polarizing beefcake, who moved a few years ago, from Rugby to Darts-disc, is now at the peak of his sporting career. Price has also become significantly more popular than two years ago, when the Fans ausbuhten regularly. “Gerwyn is not a bad guy. He is sometimes a bit over it, but the emotions and the Sport needs emotions,” said the German Darts professional Max Hopp at Sport1.

As a world champion and world rank list first will be the Price in the year 2021, the hunted. Before Mighty Mike”, as the three-time world champion van Gerwen is called had subscribed to”, the top spot for seven years. As of Monday, he is about 270 000 pounds (about 302 000 euros) behind world Cup champion Price.

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