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5-Time World Champion 'Lost For Words' After Major Shock At The Darts

5-Time World Champion 'Lost For Words' After Major Shock At The Darts

Five-time world champion, Raymond van Barneveld, was knocked out of the world championships in the second round on Monday night.

The 51-year-old suffered a surprising defeat to world number 108, Darius Labanauskas. The Lithuanian defeated Van Barneveld, 3-2.

After Labanauskas won the opening set 3-1, Van Barneveld took the second 3-2. The Dutchman then missed four darts to claim the third before Labanauskas took it on a double six.

Van Barneveld levelled the match at 2-2 when he took the fourth set 3-2.

In a nervy deciding set, Labanauskas missed 11 darts to win the opening leg. However, Van Barneveld could not take advantage, eventually losing 3-0.

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Labanauskas said after the match that it was the biggest win of his career.

Van Barneveld announced last month that he will retire from the sport after the 2020 World Championships.

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