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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Peter Wright sealed the victory becomes first time Darts champion

Peter Wright beat Michael van Gerwen 7-3, won the World darts championship 2019 for the first time.

Peter Wright was crowned World Darts Champion for the first time after an outstanding final victory over Michael van Gerwen at London's Alexandra Palace on New Year's Day.

The flamboyant Scotsman finally achieved his darting destiny to lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy in 2019 with a 7-3 success, six years to the day since losing out to Van Gerwen in his previous final appearance.

Wright won the first two sets of the final and never fell behind, winning three crucial sets in last leg deciders before sealing glory in a high-quality contest on double ten.

Peter Wright beat Michael van Gerwen 7-3 becomes first time world darts champions 2019.

Wednesday, January 1 (1900 GMT) 

World Darts Final 2019

Best of 13 sets

Peter Wright   7  -  3   Michael van Gerwen

What Peter Wright Dart World Champion 2019 said:

"I thought about giving up before I reached the final six years ago but this shows that you should never give up on your dreams.

"Michael is an excellent champion and deserves everything he has won but it was my turn and it feels brilliant.

"I've worked so hard on finding the right darts, the right throw and the right mentality and it all came together at the right time.

"I am really proud of myself and really grateful for everybody that has helped me become World Champion."

What Michael van Gerwen said after losing in the World Darts Final 2019.

"Of course it hurts a lot to lose this final but the credit goes to Peter," said the gracious world number one.

"He played a great tournament and was better than me in the biggest moments and I think he deserved to win in the end.

"I can only blame myself for missing at important moments but I will work hard to come back stronger from this."

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