Peter Wright was crowned William Hill 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 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.
“I can’t quite believe it,” said an emotional Wright, who moves up to second in the PDC Order of Merit.
“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.”
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