Woman beats man in darts world championship for the first time in history

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Fallon Sherrock. (Photo: Getty Images)
Fallon Sherrock. (Photo: Getty Images)

Take that guys!

Fallon Sherrock (25) has made history by becoming the first female darts player to beat a man at a world championship. 

The petite Brit was left almost speechless after she beat 22-year-old Ted Evetts 3-2 at the PDC World Championship in London on Tuesday, Daily Mail reports.  

The mother-of-one, who hails from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, wept tears of joy, telling the crowd, “This is definitely one of the best moments I've had. I'm just so happy. I've just made history. I can't believe it. I've made a great achievement for women's darts.

“This is a move in the right direction.”

Fallon, who also took to Twitter to share her excitement with more than 25 000 followers, was one of only two female players at the tournament – up against 94 men.  

She was given a 2 000-1 shot to win the tournament before her first-round match with world No 95 Evetts. 

“I always had the game but women have never had the opportunity to prove it,” she added.

“I have proved that we can play the men and we can beat them!”

Fallon’s victory propels her into the second round of the championship. The final is scheduled for January 1.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, the 25-year-old said she’d be donating her £500 000 (R9,5 million) prize money to the National Autistic Charity, which helps to support her son.  

She also revealed she suffers from kidney problems, but says it motivates her. “It made me stronger and it made me want to do something more in my game.”

Sources: Daily Mail, Instagram, Twitter

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