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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 2)

In 1995, at the age of 25, Wright won his first World Championship. But just round 1, he encountered the world’s No. 1 Richie Burnett should be gently off the road early. Shortly after that defeat, Wright turned his back on darts and believed that he would never play again.

Wandering everywhere, Wright did everything he could to make a living. “I used to live for only 14 pounds a week” – he revealed in an interview a few years ago. He also many times fell into unemployment. But one evening in 2007, Wright suddenly realized he had a mission unfinished with darts, after watching the Grand Slam launch darts on television.

It has been more than 20 years since the first World Championship release, Wright has done what everyone in his family once said he could never do. In the first year back to competition, he only earned a mere 1,200 pounds. At that time, his confidence dropped to the lowest.

Fortunately, Joanne – Wright’s partner who owns a salon in Suffolk – has lifted him up. Joanne used strange hairstyles to inspire Wright. Their daughter continued to motivate him.

With a weird hair style that anyone could dare to try and Joanne usually takes 2 hours to complete before her husband competes, Wright transforms from a lack of self-confidence into a resilient, indomitable warrior. Thanks to that, his performance improved quickly. By 2014, he reached the final of the World Championship, but still had no time to meet: Van Gerwen won 7-4.

For the next five years, Wright reached the final of 11 major tournaments, but lost until 10. Wright suddenly thought that going to the final was his best achievement. He was just worthy of being a challenger, but not enough to be a champion.

Until this year, overcome all adversities, Wright moved into the finals of the World Championship. And once again, Van Gerwen was in the way. But this time, Wright didn’t let history repeat itself. He took revenge.

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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 1)

Peter Wright’s journey to world champion of dart launcher is truly a happy ending fairy tale for sports enthusiasts.

Peter Wright took a deep breath. He threw non-standard 2 of the first 3 darts. For a moment, Wright was really afraid the old story was about to repeat.

But then he moved his left shoulder slightly, launched darts to the right to score a double score of 10 and won the first world championship to shoot darts in his career by defeating Michael van Gerwen – the former world champion 3 times and wins in all 7 previous competitions.

For Wright, this was a dream that once died before becoming a reality, but now it has finally fulfilled its mission. Wright puffed up his cheeks, raised his hands, and looked up as if to thank someone.

Peter Wright launched the decision dart

With a teary face as he lifted the Sid Waddell Cup, Wright confessed he had finally jumped over the last barrier, in any sense. “Just never give up. No matter what obstacles,” is the message from Wright, who has just won a prize worth £ 500 thousand (15 billion) to increase the total income in the career of competition up to 3.3 million pounds.

It is not difficult to explain Wright’s advice. The journey to become a billionaire throws his darts onto the shore and into the field. Wright was born in Scotland but moved to London at the age of 5 because his mother had children at a young age, so when her family tried to take the baby out of fear that it would not be raised properly, she moved to the South to start a new life.

The money was tight, but she still had enough power to give Wright his first dart set for his 13th birthday, though not enough money to buy beer shot made his son practice with a tree. Yet just two years later, Wright was talented enough to join a darting team.