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“Queen” of darts Fallon Sherrock: Story about a legendary female darter (Part 02)

Waiting for challenges

Appearing in the Good Morning Britain show in the early morning of the 18th, December last year, Sherrock surprisingly bursted into tears.

The way to success and championship of Sherrock has never been easy. Sherrock was born in a family which has the tradition of playing darts. Sherrock’s dad, mom and her 2 twin sisters are all professional darts players, who have taken part in numerous darts champions. However, Sherrock is different from the other members of her family. At the first stage of her life, she did not consider darts as a serious career. A few years ago, Sherrock was an amateur hair stylist in a small hair salon in the hometown, which is Buckinghamshire. At the age of 17, Sherrock started learning darts seriously. Even darts was not her first intention, Sherrock has been fond of darts in the middle of her youth, she still managed to turn herself from an amateur into a professional darter who is highly appreciated. At the knock-out stage of the women darts championship, Sherrock gained the average score of 99,1.

In 2014, Sherrock gave birth to his first son whose name is Rory. After the pregnancy period, she was exposed to kidney disease, which made her face swollen for such a long time. Whenever it comes to plays and competitions, the great competing pressure made the condition become worse. Throughout this period, she had to receive many criticism from social community due to her flaw appearance. “But now, I do not want to take the history into account. Focusing on the presence and these incoming goals are what I’m doing.”, she said. 

Sherrock has earned around 7.500 pounds rewarded after winning the first round and will earn around 15.000 pounds additionally if she continue to win the next round, which is the competition between her and Mensur Suljovic. 

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“Queen” of darts Fallon Sherrock: Story about a legendary female darter (to be continued)

On the 17th of December, 2019 in Alexandra Palace, Fallon Sherrock shocked every sports fans and experts all over the world. This little girl who was born in 1994 has made the history when becoming the first woman to win the worldwide darts championship (PDC). 

“I was totally speechless and do not know what to say.” Sherrock was too emotional to burst into tears after making the history with the sounding victory. ‘I was truly floated in happiness after successfully proving that women can still make it come true in darts. They can also beat over men. This victory seemed to be unbelievable.”

The sounding victory which made the darts history

Sherrock is one of 2 female darters who took part in PDC this year. Two of them had to take part in the fierce competition with other 94 professional male darters. 3 days before the competition between Sherrock and Ted Evetts, the odds was on Mikuru Suzuki. Used to be the BDO champion in January last year, however, the Japanese female darter was surprisingly beaten over by James Richardson.

The elimination of Suzuki has put more pressure on Sherrock when she had to compete with Ted Evetts. The history of worldwide darts had never witnessed a darts competition in which the female player won over the male one. Last year, the top 1 female darter Lisa Ashton was the loser with the score of 1-2 when she had to compete with Jan Deller. The very first female darter who took part in a worldwide dart competition for both genres, Gayl King came up with a failure since the first round in 2001. 

It was an intense play between Sherrock and Evetts on the crowded Alexandra Palace on that day. The score was close throughout most of darting time and the final score was 3-1 for the new legendary female darter who comes from England.