Fallon Sherrock Sets Sights On Title At World Darts Championships

Fallon Sherrock Sets Sights On Title At World Darts Championships
By Aonghus Ó Maicín

Typical eh? Just as the last of the Sportperson of the Year gongs are handed out, Alexandra Palace is witnessing one of the underdog stories of the year, if not the decade, as Fallon Sherrock sailed into the third round of the world darts championships last night.

Earlier this week she became the first female to win a game at the tournament after getting the better of Ted Evetts in the first round. Mensur Suljovic presented a much sterner challenge however, the 11th seed being a seasoned campaigner in the competition; but the 25-year-old English women rose to the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd at the iconic venue to beat the Austrian 3-1, finishing him off by hitting the bullseye with her final dart.

She now faces Chris Dobey in the last-32 of the tournament, though attention is quickly turning to bigger ambitions a little further down the line.

Asked by Sky Sports if she could win the tournament outright, Sherrock said:

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Why not? I won two games. I'm just going to take each game as it comes. There's nothing to say I can't. Look what's happening. I'm going to try.

I have just proved that we (women) can beat anyone. I have beaten two of the best players in the world. If that doesn't show that women can play darts, I don't know what does.

Sherrock has also caught the eye of some of the most venerable names in the game with former world champions and popular characters on the oche heaping praise on the sensation after her second round win.

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However, there was also praise for the English player from those outside the sport.

SEE ALSO: Meath 17-Year-Old Crowned World Junior Darts Champion

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